Fakhar Zaman scored a 84-ball century for Pakistan against England in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday. Fakhar Zaman’s ton, in Pakistan’s last One-Day International (ODI) task in front of the World Cup 2019, put the guests in a solid position in the mammoth pursue of 374 runs. It was the fourth ODI century for the Pakistan opener, first in the arrangement, after the main match was relinquished because of downpour. The 29-year-old, who has nine ODI half-hundreds of years to his name will be the key for Pakistan in the quadrennial show-stopper.
Batting first, Jos Buttler’s shocking 50-ball century took England to 373 for three.
Buttler’s 110 not out highlighted nine sixes, including a straight drive off Hasan Ali that took him to three figures.
Such was his order that Buttler’s second fifty took him a minor 18 balls, with new dad Buttler making a ‘shaking the infant’ signal to praise raising a century that likewise included four fours.
An unprecedented ‘back to front’ six off Hasan over long-off was seemingly the pick of his shots, in spite of the fact that a draw off Shaheen Shah Afridi that cleared the rope and brought him into the 90s was nearly as amazing.
Together with England skipper Eoin Morgan (71 not out) he shared a solid organization of 162.
It was an empowering show by the World Cup has only half a month from the beginning of the competition and additional evidence of their advancement as an ODI side.
Saturday’s absolute was the 35th time since their hopeless first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup that England, presently top of the ODI rankings, had posted an aggregate more than 300 – an accomplishment they had accomplished just multiple times altogether before that competition.
A Pakistan assault missing the evil Mohammad Amir took a beating, with Hasan yielding 81 keeps running from his most extreme 10 overs and Afridi 80.