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Records Shattered by Fakhar Zaman Double Ton

Yesterday: Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq made the world record partnership for the first wicket in the ODI’s. Zaman and Haq added 304 runs for the first wicket in the fourth one-day game against Zimbabwe here. Fakhar Zaman scored an unbeaten 210 in 156 balls and Imam ul Haq scored 113 runs in 122 balls. Imam was caught by Mascadza at Muscanda’s hands. With the help of both of these Pakistan scored 399 runs for the loss of just 1 wicket in 50 overs. This is his highest score in ODIs for Pakistan.

This was also the higesht partnership for the 1st wicket as the duo added 304 runs for the opening wicket. Eariler this record was in the name of Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya both added 286 runs against England at Leeds.

Top 10 Highest partnerships for the 1st wicket

Partners Runs OPP Venue Match Date
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman (PAK) 304 ZIM Bulawayo 20-Jul-18
W Tharanga, S Jayasuriya (SL) 286 ENG Leeds 01-Jul-06
D Warner, T Head (AUS) 284 PAK Adelaide 26-Jan-17
Q de Kock, H Amla (SA) 282* BAN Kimberley 15-Oct-17
W  Tharanga, T Dilshan (SL) 282 ZIM Pallekele 10-Mar-11
J Marshall, B McCullum (NZ) 274 IRE Aberdeen 01-Jul-08
S Ganguly, S Tendulkar (IND) 258 KEN Paarl 24-Oct-01
J Roy, A Hales (ENG) 256* SL Birmingham 24-Jun-16
S Ganguly, S Tendulkar (IND) 252 SL Colombo (RPS) 07-Jul-98
H Amla, R Rossouw (SA) 247 WI Johannesburg 18-Jan-15


Earlier highest score for Pakistan was 385 for 7 in 50 overs against Bangladesh in Dambulla on 21 June 2010. The record of making the highest score in ODIs is in the name of England. England scored 481 runs for 6 wickets against Australia on June 19, 2018.

Fakar Zaman become the first Pakistani batsmen to score double hundred in ODIs and overall 6th player to do so Zaman hit 24 fours and five sixes during his innings. Before him, the record for making the highest runs in an innings from Pakistan was on Saeed Anwar’s name. Anwar scored 194 runs in 146 balls against India in Chennai on May 21, 1997.

In ODIs so far 8 double centuries are scored, 5 times out 8 of these, Indians crossed 200 runs Sachin Tendulkar (200) and Virender Sehwag (219) made a double century once. Rohit Sharma did this three times and scored 264, 209 and 208 runs. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in November 2014.

PlayerRunsBalls6s4sSRTeamOppVenueMatch Date
S Tendulkar200 *147325136.05INDSAGwalior24 Feb 2010
V Sehwag219149725146.97INDWIIndore08 Dec 2011
R Sharma2091581612132.27INDAUSBengaluru02 Nov 2013
R Sharma264173933152.6INDSLKolkata13 Nov 2014
C Gayle2151471610146.25WIZIMCanberra24 Feb 2015
M Guptill237 *1631124145.39NZWIWellington21 Mar 2015
R Sharma208 *1531213135.94INDSLMohali13 Dec 2017
Fakhar Zaman210*156524134.61PAKZIMBulawayo20 Jul 2018

Top-5 partnerships for any wicket in ODI cricket:

Partners Runs Wkt Opp Venue Match Date
C Gayle, M Samuels (WI) 372 2nd ZIM Canberra 24-Feb-15
S Tendulkar, R Dravid (IND) 331 2nd NZ Hyderabad (Deccan) 08-Nov-99
S Ganguly, R Dravid (IND) 318 2nd SL Taunton 26-May-99
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman (PAK) 304 1st ZIM Bulawayo 20-Jul-18
U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya (SL) 286 1st ENG Leeds 01-Jul-06



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