Days after Fakhar Zaman became the first ever Pakistani batsman to score a double hundred in one-day internationals, the left-hand batsman has now become broken the record of fastest 1000 runs in ODI cricket.
Fakhar Zaman achieved the milestone during the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe being played at Bulawayo. He was dismissed on 85, just 15 short of another century in the series.
Pakistan has already won the ODI series against Zimbabwe by 4-0 and eyeing a clean sweep.
Fakhar Zaman has achieved this record off just 18 innings. The first player to reach fastest 1000 runs in ODI cricket was the legendary Sir Viv Richards in 1980. It took him 21 innings, something equaled by Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock and Babar Azam.
Fakhar Zaman’s score in Last 5 ODI innings:
60, 117*, 43*, 210*, 85
Fakhar Zaman has just become the fastest man to reach 1000 runs in ODIs, and those are some pretty illustrious names he’s got ahead of! 👏
— ICC (@ICC) July 22, 2018
Fakhar Zaman’s 114 at ICC Champions Trophy Final against India at The Oval on 18 June 2017 was declared No.1 in Wisden’s countdown of the best ODI innings of 2017.
More ODI records for Fakhar Zaman
While many are talking about breaking Sir Viv Richard’s record, Fakhar Zaman has also become the first player ever to score 500 or more runs in a 5-ODIs bilateral series.
Here is a summary of his ODI series against Zimbabwe
- Innings: 5
- Runs: 515
- Average: 257.50
- Strike rate: 111.47
- Boundaries: 65
- Sixes: 6
- Centuries: 2
- Half-centuries: 2