Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2018

Fakhar Zaman the first Pakistani cricketer ever to score Double Century in ODIs

Fakhar Zaman; the opening batsman for the Friday match became the first ever Pakistani cricketer to score a double century in One Day Internationals. This milestone was achieved by Fakhar Zaman in the fourth ODI match against Zimbabwean team which was held on Friday at Queen Sports Club, Bulawayo.

Fakhar Zaman the first Pakistani cricketer ever to score Double Century in ODIs

This made Fakhar Zaman the first Pakistan and sixth International player to have crossed the 200 run mark in ODIs. The notable names who have reached this mark include names like Indian players Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, and finally West Indies’ Chris Gayle.

Fakhar Zaman made 210 runs on 156 balls. His innings was studded with 24 boundaries and 5 sixes in total.

Other than this, Fakhar Zaman alongside his partner Imam Ul Haq also broke the “All time Opening partnership” record of the ODIs history.

Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer in ODI history who has scored these double century records three times in ODIs. He made 209 runs against Australia in Bangalore in 2013, 264 runs against Siri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014 and finally 208 against Siri Lanka again in Mohali in 2017.

The first cricketer who achieved this splendid feat was the legendry master of cricket; Sachin Tendulkar. He made the history when he scored 200 runs not out against South Africa in 2010.

Sehwag was the first cricket in ODIs history to make the 200 runs mark in Odis after Tendulkar. Sehwag made 219 runs against South Africa in a match held at Gwalior back in 2010.

West Indies’ famous batsman, Chris Gayle made his record when he scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe in 2015. He made these runs with 16 sixes and ten boundaries.

Finally the New Zealand’s Guptill made a milestone and a record unbeaten with 237 runs off of 163 balls against a match with West Indies in 2015.

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