South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman creates new world records with his 193-run knock, surpasses Watson, Kohli and others

South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman creates new world records with his 193-run knock, surpasses Watson, Kohli and others

Fakhar Zaman missed out on a chance to become the first player to hit a double hundred in an ODI chase.

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Fakhar Zaman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fakhar Zaman played a breathtaking knock against South Africa in the second ODI of the three-match series. The left-hander struck 193 runs off 155 balls with the help of 18 fours and 10 sixes. He missed out on a chance to become the first player to hit a double hundred in an ODI chase. Despite a magnificent knock from Fakhar, Pakistan lost the game by 17 runs as other batsmen failed to give able support to the opener. South Africa had set a target of 342 runs for the visitors with the help of fine knocks from Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock and David Miller. Pakistan managed to score 324/9 thus losing the game by a close margin.

Let’s look at all the records and milestones created by Fakhar Zaman by his 193-run knock:

1 – Fakhar Zaman has now registered the highest individual score by any batsman in an ODI chase. Earlier, this record was held by Shane Watson who smashed 185 runs against Bangladesh in the second innings. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Ross Taylor are the other players who are on the record tally.

Player Score Against Year
Fakhar Zaman 193(155) South Africa 2021
Shane Watson 185*(96) Bangladesh 2011
MS Dhoni 183*(145) Sri Lanka 2005
Virat Kohli 183(148) Pakistan 2012
Ross Taylor 181*(147) England 2018

2 – The opener now has the second-highest individual ODI score to his name in a losing cause. Charles Coventry of Zimbabwe with 194 runs against Bangladesh is sitting at the top.

Player Score Against Year
Charles Coventry 194*(156) Bangladesh 2009
Fakhar Zaman 193(155) South Africa 2021
Matthew Hayden 181*(166) New Zealand 2007
Evin Lewis 176*(130) England 2017

1 – His score is now also the highest for any player on South African soil in an ODI game. The previous highest was by Faf du Plessis who hit 185 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017.

10 – The 10 sixes smashed by the prolific opener are the second-most by a player from Pakistan in an ODI inning. Shahid Afridi with 11 sixes against Sri Lanka in his record 37-ball hundred is ruling the tally.

 1  – The left-hander’s score is also the highest ever against South Africa in an ODI chase. Previously, Martin Guptill slammed 180 runs off 138 balls against the Proteas team back in 2017.

2 – Fakhar Zaman now has two scores of more than 150 in ODIs. He is the first player from Pakistan to achieve this landmark in the 50-over format.

10 – The 10 sixes smacked by Fakhar are the highest for any visiting batsman in South Africa. The previous record was held by Yusuf Pathan who hit 8 sixes in his 105-run knock in Centurion ODI, 2011.