Fakhar Zaman becomes the first Pakistani player to achieve this milestone

Fakhar Zaman becomes the first Pakistani player to achieve this milestone

For the first time in the history of Pakistan cricketer, Fakhar Zaman scored 210* against Zimbabwe which includes 24 fours and 5 sixes, He became the first Pakistani to score a double-century in ODIs. He surpassed the highest score in ODI by a Pakistani player was by Saeed Anwar which was 194 runs. He is the 8th batsman overall and second left-handed cricketer to score a double century in ODIs. He took 149 balls to reach the milestone.

The first player to score a double century in ODI’s against a test playing nation was Sachin Tendulkar in India against South Africa in 2010.. The most double centuries by players from one country is five by India. Two double centuries have been scored in World Cup matches, namely Chris Gayle of West Indies and Martin Guptill of New Zealand, both during the ICC World Cup 2015. Rohit Sharma is the only player to have three double centuries in ODIs.

Here’s the list of a double century in ODI’s according to their sequence

Sachin Tendulkar 200* against South Africa, February 24, 2010
Virender Sehwag 219 against West Indies, December 8, 2011
Rohit Sharma 209 against Australia, November 2, 2013
Rohit Sharma 264 against Sri Lanka, November 13, 2014
Chris Gayle 215 against Zimbabwe, February 24, 2015
Martin Guptill 237* against West Indies, March 21, 2015
Rohit Sharma 208* against Sri Lanka, December 13, 2017

And now Fakhar Zaman joins the 200 club.