A guy who was born in Katlang in the Mardan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has set the new trends in the cricket history of Pakistan. Following his matriculation, he has moved to Karachi and joined the Pakistan Navy School in 2007. But fate has decided something else for him and it took him in cricket.
Opener Fakhar Zaman has become the first Pakistani batsman to enter the 200 club in One-day International cricket when he scored an unbeaten 210 runs against Zimbabwe.
Zaman together with Imam-ul-Haq projected to the top with their amazing performance for scoring the highest opening ODI partnership after their captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth one-day international against Zimbabwe on Friday.
The duo made 304 runs to set a new world record of the highest opening stand, formerly held by Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya who had scored 286 against England at Leeds in 2006.
Fakhar Zaman remained not out on 210 to see Pakistan set the hosts a huge target of 400 runs as they already won the series with 3-0 up by virtue of overwhelming Zimbabwe in the first three games.
Zaman’s opening partner Imam also hit a century – 113 off 122 balls with eight fours and then all rounder Asif Ali shattered three sixes and five fours in his unbeaten 50 from just 22 balls in an unbeaten second wicket stand of 95 runs with Zaman.
Zaman struck five sixes and 24 boundaries during his 156-ball stay at the groove. After Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and batted, Zaman and Imam swiftly vindicating his decision, taking 59 from the opening Power play. It’s not only happy moment for Fakhar, but for the all country fellows who loves cricket from the core of their hearts <3