BULAWAYO: One more record in the bag of Pakistan, as opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the quickest batsman to score the quickest 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history.
This feat was achieved by Zaman against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone
It is pertinent to mention that Zaman reached this milestone in just his 18 innings, breaking the record of 21 innings first set by the legendary Sir Viv Richards in 1980 and since equaled by Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock and, most recently, Babar Azam.
Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan player to hit a double century in one-day internationals as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by 244 runs to go 4-0 up in their one-day series on Friday.
Zaman smashed 210 not out from 156 deliveries, moving past the previous record for a Pakistan batsman set by Saeed Anwar with his 194 more than 21 years ago.
That wasn’t the only record to tumble.
Pakistan’s openers blazed a world record 304-run stand, with Imam-ul-Haq hitting 113, the triple hundred partnership becoming Pakistan’s biggest for any wicket in ODIs.
It also broke the previous record for an opening stand in all internationals, set by Sanath Jayasuriya and Upal Tharanga for Sri Lanka against England at Headingley in 2006.