Imam-ul-Haq breaks Kapil Dev Record
The Opening batsmen, that is criticized for a while for his batting technique and performance just showed his class in England Series as he struck 151 runs off 131 balls in third ODI played on Tuesday at Bristol. By holding this record, he becomes the youngest player to score more than 150 runs at the age of 23 in England. Yes, this isn’t done by the King of modern cricket; this is done by this young emerging opener of Pakistan.
Imam-ul-Haq holds a new Record as it surpasses the previous record of former Indian captain Kapil Dev who holds that record for 36-years. Kapil Dev scored 157 runs against Zimbabwe at the age of 24 back in 1983 as Imam has achieved a milestone at the age of 23.
The left-arm batsmen took the advantage of the pitch, fast outfield, and small boundaries to make a score of 151 runs, this is the best highest individual score by a Pakistani Player against England and so far the fifth-best in the country history. His innings contains a six and 16 sizzling fours.
Despite setting a huge target of 359 runs where Imam-ul-Haq scored 150-runs still England chased down that massive total for the loss of four wickets in 45-overs. England takes the lead of 2-0 in the five-match series where the both England’s openers gave a 159 runs partnership for the first wicket stand while Bairstow scored 128 runs off 93 balls.