Pakistan Complete 5-0 Whitewash Against Zimbabwe [Roundup]

As everyone expected, the Pakistani team led by Sarfaraz Ahmed put on a sturdy display of all-round cricket, whitewashing Zimbabwe in the 5-match series.

All the matches were played at Queens Sports Park in Bulawayo. Here is a roundup of all the games.

Overall Series

Man of the Series: Fakhar Zaman

Most Runs: Fakhar Zaman 515 @ 257.50 in 5 innings

Most Wickets: Usman Khan 9 @ 11.00 in 4 innings

Match 1: Pakistan Won by 201 Runs

Toss: Zimbabwe, elected to field first

Pakistan: 308/7 (50 Overs)

Imam-ul-Haq 128 (134), Tendai Chatara 49/2 (10 Overs)

Zimbabwe: 107 all out (35 Overs)

Ryan Murray 32* (48), Shadab Khan 32/4 (9 Overs)

Man of the Match: Imam-ul-Haq

Match 2: Pakistan Won by 9 Wickets (84 balls remaining)

Toss: Zimbabwe, elected to bat first

Zimbabwe: 194 all out (49.2 Overs)

Hamilton Masakadza 59 (75), Usman Khan 36/4 (10 Overs)

Pakistan: 195/1 (36 Overs)

Fakhar Zaman 117* (129)

Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman

Match 3: Pakistan Won by 9 Wickets (241 balls remaining)

Toss: Zimbabwe, elected to bat first

Zimbabwe: 67 all out (25.1 Overs)

Chamu Chibabha 16 (28), Faheem Ashraf 22/5 (8.1 Overs)

Pakistan: 69/1 (9.5 Overs)

Fakhar Zaman 43* (24), Blessing Muzarabani 43/1 (5 Overs)

Man of the Match: Faheem Ashraf

Match 4: Pakistan Won by 244 Runs

Toss: Pakistan, elected to field first

Pakistan: 399/1 (50 Overs)

Fakhar Zaman 210* (156), Wellington Masakadza 78/1 (10 Overs)

Zimbabwe: 155 all out (42.4 Overs)

Donald Tiripano 44 (71), Shadab Khan 28/4 (8.4 Overs)

Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman

Match 5: Pakistan Won by 131 Runs

Toss: Pakistan, elected to field first

Pakistan: 364/4 (50 Overs)

Imam-ul-Haq 110 (105), Liam Roche 65/1 (10 Overs)

Zimbabwe: 233/4 (50 Overs)

Ryan Murray 47 (70), Mohammad Nawaz 47/2 (10 Overs)

Man of the Match: Babar Azam (106* off 76)

Records

The list of records which were broken in the 4th ODI can be found here.

  • Fakhar Zaman’s 515 runs in a bilateral series are second only to Virat Kohli’s 558 versus South Africa (6 innings)
  • This is the first time Pakistan have scored consecutive 350+ runs (399 and 364)
  • Pakistan have won 7 series by a 5-0 margin which is the best. India has 6
  • Imam-ul-Haq has 4 centuries in 9 games, the first to make 4 tons inside first 10 games
  • Fakhar Zaman is the only batsman to have scored 500+ runs in a 5-match series
  • Shoaib Malik became the 8th Pakistani to cross 7000 runs in ODIs
  • Fakhar Zaman scored 455 runs between two dismissals, the highest ever. Previously the record was held by Mohammad Yousaf with 405 runs
  • Imam and Fakhar became the 4th and 5th Pakistanis to outscore the opposition in ODIs in this series
  • Fakhar took only 17 matches to get to his first double century. The other 5 took at least 100 matches to get there
  • Fakhar broke the record for the fastest 1000 runs previously held by Vivian Richards (21 innings) by reaching the landmark in just 18 games
  • Junaid Khan reached 100 wickets landmark in 68 innings, becoming the 6th fastest Pakistani to get there

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