SA vs PAK third ODI: Fakhar Zaman hits consecutive centuries for first time in profession | Cricket Information
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is in type of his life as he smashed a century within the third ODI towards South Africa on Wednesday (April 7) in Centurion Park. Notably, it’s Zaman’s second ton in a row as he hit 193 within the second ODI, which went in useless as Pakistan misplaced the sport by 17 runs.
Speaking in regards to the third and ultimate ODI of the collection, Zaman took 99 balls to finish his fifth ODI century which included 9 fours and three sixes. Additionally, with this ton, Zaman has recorded back-to-back ODI centuries for the primary time in his profession.
Nevertheless, the 30-year-old southpaw couldn’t stay on the crease for lengthy after finishing the ton as he was eliminated for 101 by South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj.
In the meantime, Zaman has climbed seven locations within the ICC males’s ODI participant rankings for batsmen courtesy of his knock of 193 towards South Africa within the second ODI. The southpaw is now twelfth within the rankings.
Fakhar performed an ODI knock for the ages towards Proteas in Johannesburg the place he scored 193 off 155 balls earlier than being run out within the final over. Curiously, the innings was the best by a batsman from a crew batting second.
Additionally, South African Rassie van der Dussen’s innings of 123 not out and 60 within the first two ODIs towards Pakistan helped him transfer as much as a career-best twenty second place. South Africa captain Temba Bavuma’s 92 within the second match towards Pakistan additionally has helped him to a career-best 88th place with the bat.
The three-match collection between South Africa and Pakistan is at the moment tied at 1-1 and the winner of the continuing third ODI will clinch the collection.