Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has carved his name into cricket history with an explosive hundred in Saturday’s match against New Zealand.
Fakhar Zaman’s record-breaking spree included a stunning number of sixes that propelled him past previous national records in the ICC World Cup.
Fakhar Zaman’s batting brilliance saw him hit seven sixes against Bangladesh and an astonishing nine against New Zealand, setting a new benchmark for the most sixes by a Pakistani batsman in a single World Cup. This feat eclipsed the record of nine sixes previously shared by Imran Nazir in the 2007 World Cup and Abdullah Shafique in the 2023 World Cup.
Not only did Fakhar achieve a record with his sixes, but he also notched the fastest hundred by a Pakistani in World Cup history, reaching the landmark in a mere 63 balls. This shattered the earlier record of 95 balls by Imran Nazir.
In the same match, Fakhar Zaman hit a significant personal milestone, completing 5000 runs in international cricket, showcasing his prowess with a swift 50 runs from 39 deliveries, which included a mix of sixes and boundaries.