BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win on Sunday in the fifth and final match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The 18 innings taken by him to reach the mark broke the record previously held by the likes of Sir Viv Richards and Babar Azam (21 innings).
Zaman's unbeaten 210 off 156 balls guided Pakistan to their highest ODI total of 399-1 after Pakistan won their first toss of the series and elected to bat overnight on Friday. He has now become the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 runs in ODI beating the previous record in 3 fewer innings.
Hosts Zimbabwe's misery ran along with the time as Pakistan ended the five match series with a complete white wash. Their in-form openers - Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq laid the foundation for a big total by adding 168 runs for the first wicket.
Sarfraz was satisfied to see the batsmen making the most of a good start and converting them into something substantial- a recurring theme in the batting department for the Men in Green over the course of the five-match series.
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An hour later, Israel Air Force pilots destroyed 25 targets in the compound of a Hamas battalion headquarters in Khan Younis. Palestinians have now been protesting at the border for 17 weeks.
The duo have added 705 runs in this series, with four 100-plus stands.
Sarfaraz took off the gloves to bowl the 48th and 50th overs of Zimbabwe's innings.
When will the 5th ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe start? Imam, a nephew of batting legend Inzamam, scored his 4th ODI century in 9 innings. Prince Masvaure made 39 and Ryan Murray contributed 47 - personal bests for both players in their short careers.
The victory though was once again set up by the batsmen as Pakistan's top order managed to all but secure the 5-0 result following another impressive show with the willow.