Pakistan post record-breaking 399 for Zimbabwe to chase

Jose Verdugo
Julio 20, 2018

Fakhar Zaman is the first from his country to cross the 200-run mark.

Up against a weak Zimbabwe team, Imam and Fakhar made the most of the opportunity and posted the first 300-run opening stand in one-day internationals.

Pakistan have already clinched the five match series 3-0.

Zaman slashed an over-pitched delivery from Blessing Muzarabani that was directed outside off-stump to the boundary through the cover region to reach the milestone.

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Fakhar, whose previous highest score in ODIs was 117no, pushed on after registering his third ODI century to register the highest score recorded by a Pakistan batsman in ODIs - beating Saeed Anwar's 194 against India in Chennai in 1997.

With the series already lost, Zimbabwe will play for pride in the fourth one-day global of the five-match series against Pakistan in Bulawayo on Friday and look to open their win account. That start converted into a record-breaking partnership. It is the highest ever ODI partnership by Pakistan, the highest ever opening partnership in ODI history and the fourth highest overall.

Ul-Haq struck eight fours on his way to 113 off 122 balls, before falling attempting to sweep spinner Wellington Masakadza.

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