Fakhar Zaman sets world record with fastest 1000 runs in 18 ODIs

  • The 28-year-old also broke the record of most runs by a batsman in a five-match ODI series

HARARE – Pakistan’s star opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history after breaking the 38-year record of Sir Viv Richard.

Zaman achieved the feat against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone

The opening batsman reached the milestone in his 18th 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 sets record by scoring most runs in a series for Pakistan

Zaman also broke the record of most runs by a batsman in a five-match ODI series breaking Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza’s record of 467 runs.

During the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe on Friday, Zaman smashed an unbeaten 210 off 156 deliveries, hitting five sixes and 24 boundaries, to post the highest individual ODI score by a Pakistani batsman surpassing 194 by Saeed Anwar against India, scored 21 years ago.

Fakhar Zaman becomes first Pakistani to score double hundred in ODI matches

The 28-year-old is the sixth batsman in the history of cricket to score a double hundred in 50 overs cricket after Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle, and Sachin Tendulkar.

Fakhar Zaman takes 2nd spot in ICC T20I rankings

Star opener of Pakistan cricket team, Fakhar Zaman is ranked number 2 in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20I player rankings for batsmen.

The Man from Mardan, who made his name with a scintillating century in the ICC Champions Trophy final against India last year, was at it again in the Tri-nation T20 series decider against Australia on Sunday with his brilliant 91 on 46 balls.