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Fakhar Zaman breaks into top 20 for the first time

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has vaulted into the top 20 for the first time in his career in the latest ODI player rankings. The rankings were released on Sunday following the conclusion of the West Indies-Bangladesh series and also include player performances from the Zimbabwe-Pakistan series. Fakhar scored 515 runs in the series and has gained a total of 22 places to move into 16th position. He also became the first Pakistani player to score a double century. Fakhar was ranked 24th when the player rankings were…

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq march into the record books

Fakhar Zaman broke the record for the most number of runs for Pakistan in a bilateral one-day international series when he scored 85 against Zimbabwe in the fifth ODI in Bulawayo. Zaman finished on 515 runs from five matches at an average of 257.50 and broke the previous record held by Salman Butt, who had scored 451 runs in a five-match series against Bangladesh in 2007-08. In doing so, Zaman also became the first Pakistani batsman to score 500 runs in a five-match ODI series. Most runs for Pakistan in a bilateral ODI…

Fakhar Zaman becomes quickest player to score 1,000 runs

BULAWAYO: Two days after becoming the first player from Pakistan to score a double century in a one-day international, Fakhar Zaman reached a further milestone in becoming the quickest player in history to reach 1,000 runs in the format as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4 in the fifth and final ODI of their tour of Zimbabwe. Zaman broke the previous record of 21 innings by reaching the mark in his 17th innings in the course of a fluent half century. His opening partner Imam-ul-Haq was also in the runs once again, the pair…

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 4-0 ODI series lead

BULAWAYO: 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. 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…

Bravo! Fakhar becomes first Pakistan batsman to score double century in ODI

BULAWAYO: Pakistan’s prolific opener Fakhar Zaman added another feat to his credit when he smashed a double hundred against Zimbabwe, hence becoming first Pakistan player to achieve this record mark after Saeed Anwar’s highest 194 against India in 1997. With the help of 24 fours and five sixes, Fakhar reached this landmark in 150 balls, or say half of the ODI innings. With his staggering 210, Pakistan also managed to score its highest ever score 399 in the ODIs. Pakistan reached its historic total losing just one wicket.…

From 42 to No. 2: Fakhar ranked second best T20 batsman in the world

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman clinched the second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings, after his match-winning 91 against top Australian side in the T20 tri-series final on Sunday. Zaman, who Australian skipper Aaron Finch had called “a real thorn in our side” before the final, slammed a career-best 91 in just 46 balls in the final, his blitz helping Pakistan cross Australia’s 183/8 with four balls in hand. Zaman’s performance in the tournament was spectacular and his rise in the…

T20 Tri Series: Pakistan beat Australia by 45 runs

HARARE: Pakistan made a strong comeback against Australia in the fifth match of a tri-series at Harare, beating the strong Aussie side by 45 runs. Opener Zaman smashed a blistering 73 off 42 balls helping his team post a fighting total of 194. Youngster Hassan Talat also scored impressive 30 for 25 balls including a six and three 4s. In lower down the order, Asif Ali provided much-needed thrust to the batting with his 37 off just 18 balls, followed by Shoaib Malik's 27. Stanlake remained wicket-less in his four…

Fakhar Zaman hopes to make a mark at Lord’s

Not many followers of the game would have forgotten Fakhar Zaman’s exploits at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Across in England and Wales, playing in that part of the world for the first time, Zaman smashed 31, 50 and 57 in his first three appearances and then came the memorable 114 – in just 106 balls – as Pakistan beat India by 180 runs in the final at The Oval. Zaman, Player of the Match in that final, is back in England, this time as part of the Test side. He has never played Test cricket before, and has in fact 31…

Fakhar Zaman’s 94-run knock help Qalandars beat Quetta Gladiator

SHARJAH: Fakhar Zaman bamboozled 94 runs off 50 balls helped Lahore Qalandars beat Quetta Gladiators by 17 runs in the 26th fixture of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season three on Wednesday. Fakhar Smashed the ball brilliantly all around the ground after he opened the innings with Anton Devcich as they were sent to bat first. He struck nine boundaries and six sixes in his tremendous knock, helping the team to register their third straight victory. Qalanders reached the second highest total of 186 against loss of…