As his team played New Zealand in Bengaluru on Saturday in the World Cup, Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman hit the fastest century in the event’s history. At a strike rate of 157.81, Fakhar zaman makes century in just 63 balls.
Fakhar Zaman makes Century in just 63 balls against NZ!
“The last 100 years have been smooth and easy.” “It has been an amazing innings, and he has given Pakistan the early boost they need,” ESPN said about Fakhar during the live broadcast of the game. Pakistan was having a hard time reaching their huge 402-run goal when starter Abdullah Shafique was out for just four runs after only nine balls.
However, Fakhar stood his ground and got help from captain Babar Azam, who did not let him down and has lived up to the moment so far. The leader is also getting close to 50 years old. He hasn’t played badly in this World Cup. Babar is 47. Bangladesh is still ahead of the DLS score by 10 runs with 160/1 when the rain stopped the game.
The starter said he didn’t feel bad about not getting a hundred in the World Cup after they beat Bangladesh earlier this week because he knew how important it was to try to improve their net run rate in the game. Fakhar scored an easy 81 to lead Pakistan’s chase, which won him the player-of-the-match award. However, they missed a hundred when they tried to end their chase early.
“The way things were going at the time, we were looking to chase it in 28 or 29 overs,” the 33-year-old told reporters. He missed Pakistan’s first five games because of an injury to his knee and poor form.
“That’s why I was just going after the bowlers.”
“Otherwise, it was simple for me to reach 100 after 50.” But our goal was to reach the mark in 29 to 30 overs.