Pakistan beat New Zealand in a very important match thanks to Fakhar Zaman’s amazing performance. In honor of the great cricket player, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf gave a prize of Rs1,000,000 (Rs1 million). Fakhar hit eight fours and eleven sixes, which tied former captain Shahid Afridi’s ODI record. He then hit a lightning-fast century, the fastest by any Pakistani in the World Cup, to help his team win with an unbeaten 126 off of 81 balls.
Fakhar Zaman gets Rs. 1,000,000 for knocking out New Zealand
Ashraf called Fakhar, 33, to praise and thank him for his game-winning hit and to say that he hoped to see more of those kinds of performances from him. Besides that, he wished Pakistan luck in their future games and announced the prize money for Fakhar. Also, in a World Cup game that was rained out on Saturday, Pakistan beat India by 21 runs using the DLS method.
This kept their hopes of making it to the semi-finals alive. Pakistan attacked New Zealand as they tried to reach the huge score of 402 needed to win the high-stakes match. Fakhar hit a fast century off 63 balls, and Babar Azam was getting close to his fifty when rain stopped play with the score at 160-1 in 21.3 overs. Thus, the goal was changed to 342 runs in 41 overs, and Fakhar picked up where he left off, scoring 126 runs.
Babar also scored 66 runs without being out, but it started to rain again, and Pakistan added 40 runs to their score in four overs. When the game was finally called off, Pakistan was 21 runs ahead of the DLS par score. This meant that they would win and get eight points, which put them on the same number of points as fourth-placed New Zealand.