Fakhar Zaman has come back, and he is back with a bang. Pakistan management dropped him after he failed in a couple of matches. However, he came back and started to score runs like there was no tomorrow.
In the match against New Zealand, while chasing 401 runs, Fakhar Zaman broke the record of Imran Nazir for the fastest hundred by any Pakistani in a Cricket World Cup match. Imran Nazir scored his ton in 95 balls, while Fakhar has broken that record by scoring his hundred in 63 deliveries.
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His lightning-fast innings consisted of seven 4s and 9 sixers. This has elevated Pakistan’s chances for this match. Why? Because the rain has stopped the play. Fakhar steered the innings to 160 runs in 21.3 overs. If we consider DSL, the target in 21.3 overs would have been 150.
PAKISTAN IS 10 RUNS AHEAD.
This means Pakistan will win this match.
Fakhar has also equalled the record for most tons in a calendar against the same team. He has hit 4 hundred against New Zealand in 2023. It seems like he loves to bat against the Kiwis!