Fakhar Zaman Surpassed Gayle, Ponting, and Gibbs To Set A New Record
The left-arm opener Fakhar Zaman did not get a double century despite rising hopes. Despite seeing the light, Pakistan could not reach the port of victory. South Africa leveled the series with a great win. Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman surpassed Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, and Herschel Gibbs to set a record to score the most runs by batsmen While chasing the target.
The Pakistan star opener was unfortunately run out in the last over after opening the innings against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday. Earlier, he scored 193 runs off 155 balls with the help of 16 fours and 10 sixes. With this run, he surpassed the legendary cricketers of West Indies, Australia, and South Africa, Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, and Herschelle Gibbs.
Gayle, Ponting, and Herschel Gibbs have previously scored 152 *, 164, and 165 in ODIs at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. However, Pakistan lost the match set by Fakhar Zaman. Chasing a record 342 runs, the team scored 80 runs for the loss of one wicket and then lost 4 wickets for 49 runs.
Fakhar Zaman fought alone in such a difficult disaster for the team. South Africa: 341/7 in 50 overs (De Cock 60, Markram 39, Bavuma 92, Von der Dassen 60, Miller 50 *, Klaassen 11, Felukwayo 3, Rabada 1 *; Afridi 10-1-75-1, Hasnain 10-0-84-1, Fahim 9-0-62-1, Rauf 10-0-54-3, Shadab 9-0-84-0, Aziz 2- 0-11-0).
Pakistan: 324/9 in 50 overs (Imam 5, Fakhr 193, Babar 31, Rizwan 0, Aziz 9, Shadab 13, Asif 19, Fahim 11, Afridi 5, Rauf 1 *, Hasnain 12 *; Rabada 10-2-43- 1, NGD 9-0-6-1, Felukwayo 10-0-6-2, Norkia 10-1-63-3, Shamsi 6-0-60-1, Markram 4-0-18-0).