Fakhar Zaman Achieves Unique Record in 1st ODI Against Netherlands

Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistani to score an international century below sea level while playing against the Netherlands at Rotterdam which lies 7.9 meters below sea level.

Fakhar Zaman provided Pakistan a solid start in the first ODI against the Netherlands to score his 7th ODI hundred. With this, the left-handed batter became the first ever Pakistani cricketer to record a hundred below sea level.

Fakhar Zaman set a strong base for Pakistan’s 314 with his 109 runs off 109 balls before getting run out. His innings included twelve fours and a maximum while he added 168 runs together with Babar Azam for the second wicket. Babar made an impressive 74 off 85 balls.


  • “Below sea level”! It is ridiculous. Shall we now count our so-called records by measuring the geographical height and depth of the country where our teams play.

    By the way it is nice to create records but most of these records are against underdogs or poorly performing countries. The Netherlands is not (strictly speaking) a cricket playing country and any record against their team is just bonus. How many records have we created against other countries?

    Our national dilemma is unnecessary national pride (at times for wrong reasons), over-celebrate when we win and always cry foul in defeat.


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