Zaman slams fastest ODI World Cup century for Pakistan
Bengaluru, Nov 4: Fakhar Zaman on Saturday slammed the fastest ODI World Cup Century for Pakistan chasing 402 runs against New Zealand in the 35th match of ICC World Cup 2023 at M. Chinnaswamy stadium.
The left-hander reached his hundred off 63 balls in the 20th over of Pakistan’s chase against the Kiwis.Fakhar Zaman surpassed the previous record held by Imran Nazir, who had achieved a century in 95 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2007 Kingston World Cup, marking it as the fastest by a Pakistani batter in World Cup history. Additionally, Fakhar surpassed Nazir’s record for the most sixes in a World Cup innings by a Pakistani player, as Nazir had hit eight sixes during his 160-run innings off 121 balls against Zimbabwe.Fakhar Zaman’s 63-ball century ranks joint-ninth on the list of fastest WC centuries, with India’s skipper Rohit Sharma also having scored a century this edition of the WC. (PTI)
Rachin first New Zealand batter to score three tons in World Cup
Bengaluru, Nov 4: Rachin Ravindra has become the first New Zealand batter to hit three centuries in an edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup when he reached the three-figure mark in the league stage match against Pakistan here at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, on Saturday. (PTI)
Williamson New Zealand’s leading run-getter in ODI WC history
Bengaluru, Nov 4: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson became the highest run-getter in ICC ODI World Cup history for the BlackCaps during the league stage match against Pakistan here at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.
This achievement allowed him to surpass the seasoned Stephen Fleming, who had amassed 1075 runs across 33 innings, and now Williamson stands atop with 1084 runs in just 24 innings. (PTI)