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Pakistan sets world record of most 5-ODIs clean-sweeps

23 July, 2018, 17:43 | Author: Delia Walker
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Fakhar Zaman blazed Pakistan's first double century in a one-day cricket global in a record 244-run victory against Zimbabwe.

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is on a record-breaking spree these days as the left-hander proved on Sunday during the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. While he missed out on what would have been his third hundred of the series, Zaman did also claim the records for most runs in a five-match bilateral series with 515 and most runs scored between dismissals in ODIs, having scored 455 runs since he was last dismissed in the first match of the series.

In the last match, he also became the quickest batsman to get to 1000 ODI runs. Liam Roche broke the stand by dismissing Fakhar for 85 runs.

Pakistan pose with the trophy after winning the series against Zimbabwe.

The innings also propelled Pakistan to their highest ever ODI total of 399/1, according report from the International Cricket Council (ICC) website. Fakhar averaged an astounding 257.50 in the series, and he easily shattered the previous record held by Salman Butt who scored 451 runs in a five-match rubber against Bangladesh back in 2007-08.

India has six such five-match ODI series win followed by South Africa who won five series, West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka with four 5-match series clean sweeps each. "Everyone wanted to bat.but at the same time it's really good to see young players performing like this, like Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been doing, which is good for the team".

Imam-ul-Haq brings up his third of the series! He has scored 3 tons, including a double century, and 6 half-centuries.

The duo have added 705 runs in this series, with four 100-plus stands. This is the most by a Pakistani batsman in an ODI series.

The victory though was once again set up by the batsmen as Pakistan's top order managed to all but secure the 5-0 result following another impressive show with the willow. Prince Masvaure made 39 and Ryan Murray contributed 47 - personal bests for both players in their short careers.



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