“Absolute ecstasy for South Africa, agony…agony for Fakhar Zaman.”
With what was set to be one amazing chase in history of ODI cricket courtesy of Fakhar Zaman’s bat, his 193 went in vain as he was ran out with just 7 short of his second ODI double ton via a controversial deception by Quinton de kock.
Pakistan top order excluding Fakhar failed to put up a show to follow up with a successful chase as opener Imam Ul Haq was dismissed in the early overs.
After a quick 50+ partnership with Fakhar, the Pakistani captain Babar Azam was dismissed for 31 which was the second highest score for the side after Fakhar Zaman’s 193!!
Fakhar scored a patient 100 but after that he took off with his wings and flew, and nobody could stop him. I stated raining fours and sixes in Wanderers.
Fakhar Zaman’s records today:
- the first Pakistani to score 150+ score twice in ODIs.
- Highest individual score while batting second in ODIs
- 2nd highest individual score in a loosing cause
- Highest individual score at Wanderers Ground
- Highest score by any batsman against South Africa in South Africa in ODIs