The swashbuckling opener from Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman on Sunday (July 22) has become the fastest batsmen to register 1,000 One-day International runs during the fifth and final match against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo.
Meanwhile, Zaman has been in brilliant touch in the ongoing series. Furthermore, he has registered scores of 60, 117*, 43* and 210*, and averages at staggering 430.
The explosive opener, Zaman started the fifth and final ODI with 980 runs in 17 innings under his belt. However, he got to the mark when he brought a sublime boundary on the bowling of Tendai Chatara to get from 17 to 21.
It eventually beat the record of 21 innings, held jointly by five batsmen. Zaman’s countrymate Babar Azam was the last one to join the club.
With Zaman getting there in 18 innings it seems a tough task for others to sneak in.
The 28-year-old batsman, Zaman made his ODI debut just over a year ago, in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He made an immediate impact smashing 252 runs in just four innings, including a 106-ball 114 in the final against India in Lonon.
Eventually, Pakistan managed to lift the coveted title riding on his outstanding knock while thrashing their arch-rivals by 180 runs.
Since then, Fakhar Zaman hasn’t stopped piling on runs and breaking plethora of records. Overall, Zaman has three centuries and five half-centuries in the format.
Pakistan, meanwhile, went into the final game with a 4-0 lead. They will like to complete a clean sweep against a week Zimbabwe side.
Zimbabweans are missing six of their first-choice players either due to injuries or due to dispute with the board over salary delay.