aland in Bengaluru on Saturday. | Photo Credit: PTI Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed the fastest century by a Pakistan batter in ODI World Cup history

during a CWC 2023 match against New Zealand in Bengaluru on Saturday.

The left-hander reached his hundred off 63 balls in the 20th over of Pakistan’s 402-

run chase against the Kiwis. His hundred included nine sixes and six fours.

Fakhar broke the record held by Saleem Malik,

whose 94-ball century against Sri Lanka in 1987 at Faisalabad was previously the fastest by a Pakistan batter in World Cups.

Fakhar also went past Imran Nazir’s record of most sixes in a World Cup innings by a Pakistan player

Nazir had struck eight sixes during his 121-ball 160 against Zimbabwe.

Nazir’s 95-ball hundred against Zimbabwe in 2007 at Kingston is the third fastest World Cup hundred by a Pakistani batter.

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