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Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq smash records in Bulawayo

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq smash records in Bulawayo

Fakhar became the first Pakistan player to score a double-century in ODIs and the sixth overall.

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: A number of records fell to Pakistan as they thrashed Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 244 runs in the fourth One-day global on Friday.

Opener Fakhar Zaman has become the first Pakistani batsman to enter the 200 club in One-day global cricket when he scored an unbeaten 210 runs against Zimbabwe. The pair broke the world record for highest opening partnership in ODI history while also registering Pakistan's highest ever partnership for any wicket.

This is only the fifth instance of any team putting together a total in excess of 300 while losing only one wicket.

The partnership is also the fourth-highest for any wicket in ODIs - Windies' Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels chalking up 372 against Zimbabwe in 2015.

Having already pocketed the five-match series, Pakistan showed no signs of slowing down as Zaman and Imam smashed the hosts' bowlers all over the park and went past the 286-run mark for the opening stand set by Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England in 2006.

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Here's how the cricketing world reacted to his double century.

Pakistan's total of 399 is their highest team score in ODIs, going past the 385 runs they scored against Bangladesh in June 2010.

After Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and batted, Zaman and ul-Haq quickly vindicating his decision, taking 59 from the opening powerplay.

Imam blazed away to 113 off 122 balls, studded with eight fours, before falling to spinner Wellington Masakadza.

The fourth game of the Zim vs Pak ODI series has started. His 210 not out beats Saeed Anwar's previous 194-run record for Pakistan.