Fakhar Zaman has scored the fastest hundred for Pakistan in World Cup history in the ongoing crucial World Cup game against New Zealand, which is a must-win for the Green Shirts.
Fakhar Zaman scored his century in just 63 balls and is still not out.
However, rain interrupted the proceedings just as he reached this milestone.
Fakhar Zaman’s Fastest Century For Pakistan in World Cup 2023
Fakhar Zaman’s century in 63 balls not only set a new record for Pakistan, but also broke Imran Nazir’s previous record.
Imran Nazir scored a century in 95 balls against Zimbabwe in Kingston in 2007. Fakhar’s brilliant innings featured nine sixes and seven fours.
Babar Azam is on the Crease
Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam, is also at the crease with Fakhar, chasing a mammoth target of 402 runs, and he is not out with 47 runs to his name.
Prior to the rain delay, Pakistan was cruising at 160-1 in 21.3 overs, and according to the DLS method, they are 10 runs ahead, which means Pakistan will win the match by 10 runs if the rain does not stop.
Earlier in the game, Pakistan’s bowling was less than amazing, with Haris, Shaheen, and Hasan proving costly.
Wasim Jr, a young talent, was economical and took three crucial wickets while conceding only 60 runs in his ten overs.
Pakistan is in a strong position and must maintain this momentum in order to successfully chase the difficult total.
If the rain does not interfere further, Pakistan is on track to win.
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