Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers recorded during the final game of the one-sided ODI series.

Pakistan Team
Pakistan Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan completed a whitewash over Zimbabwe with yet another thumping win in the final ODI which witnessed the best performance from the hosts in this series. Pakistan, who elected to bat first, recorded their 4th century opening stand of the series before Fakhar Zaman got out on 85. Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam scored 110 and 106* respectively as Pakistan posted 364/4 making 350+ totals in consecutive games for the first time in their ODI history. Zimbabwe played out 50 overs scoring 233/4 with contributions from all the six batsmen.

All the stats and numbers recorded during the final game of the one-sided ODI series:

3Sarfraz Ahmed became only the 3rd keeper-captain to bowl in an ODI game. He joined an elite list involving Tatenda Taibu and MS Dhoni who have rolled their arms on two different occasions while playing as keeper and captain of their team in this format. Sarfraz is also the first Pakistan player and the 6th player overall to bowl in ODI format while playing as a wicket-keeper.

4 – Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq pair became only the 2nd to share four 100-run partnerships in an ODI series/tournament. Yasir Hameed and Imran Farhat also had four century stands during the 5-match home series against New Zealand in 2003.

6 – Number of individual centuries for Pakistan in this series. These are the joint-most number of individual centuries scored by Pakistan players in an ODI series/tournament. Six centuries were recorded during the 1982 4-match home series against India.

7 – This series is the 7th instance of Pakistan completing a whitewash in a 5-match ODI series. Three of those seven have come against Zimbabwe.

9 – Imam-ul-Haq needed only nine innings for scoring four ODI centuries. No player has scored four ODI century in the first 15 ODI innings/matches.

18 – Fakhar Zaman is the fastest to complete 1000 runs in ODI cricket. He needed only 18 innings bettering the record held by five different individuals in 21 innings.

34 – Zimbabwe’s top five batsmen scored excess of 34 runs in this game. This is the first time that Zimbabwe’s top five scored 30 and more in an ODI inning.

All the six batsmen who batted in their innings scored 25 and more making it the 2nd such instance for Zimbabwe. As many as six players scored 25+ in the 2003 World Cup game against Netherlands.

515 – Fakhar Zaman became only the 2nd player to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series. Virat Kohli was the first to achieve this feat when he scored 558 runs during the 6-match ODI series in South Africa earlier this year.

704 – Fakhar and Imam-ul-Haq became the first pair with 600 runs in a bilateral ODI series. Their 704 runs are the 2nd most in an ODI series/tournament behind 800 by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga pair in the 2011 CWC.