Pakistan openers’ historic stand
Fakhar zaman and Imam-ul-haq added 304 runs for the first wicket in the fourth ODI in Bulawayo. This is the very best ever opening stand in ODIs, going past the 286 runs introduced by using Sanath jayasuriya and Upul tharanga against England in 2006. This is also the best partnership for any wicket for pakistan, superseding the 263 runs introduced through Inzamam-ul-haq and Aamer Sohail against New Zealand, in 1994.
Fakhar and imam became best the fourth pair throughout teams to feature 300 or extra runs for any wicket in ODIs. Additionally they struck their 1/3 character ODI centuries every, making it best the 7th instance of both openers scoring centuries for Pakistan.
The 323 combined runs scored through the 2 openers is the second maximum ever in ODIs and 90 runs greater than Pakistan’s preceding report.
Fakhar breaks a 21-year-old Pakistan record
Fakhar have become the first Pakistan participant to attain a double-century in ODIs and the 6th basic. The preceding maximum rating for Pakistan changed into Saeed anwar’s 194, against India in 1997. Fakhar now has 980 runs from just 17 innings in ODIs and averages 75.38. Five Gamers have reached one thousand runs in ODIs from 21 innings and Fakhar needs just 20 runs from the following 3 innings to come to be the primary to do it in 20 innings. Fakhar ‘s innings consisted of 24 fours and 5 sixes that’s the most for Pakistan.
A record team score for Pakistan
Pakistan’s total of 399 is their highest group score in ODIs, going beyond the 385 runs they scored against Bangladesh in June 2010. That is only the 5th example of any crew setting collectively a complete in extra of 300 even as dropping handiest one wicket. Sri-lanka have accomplished this feat thrice earlier but Pakistan’s score is the very best for any crew going beyond the 362 for 1 made via India in opposition to Australia in 2013.