01 November 2023, 07:58 AM
Fakhar Zaman came to Pakistan cricket with a glimpse of great things. Cricket fans of the country still remember his remarkable century against India in the Champions Trophy final. Fakhar Zaman has been the name of Pakistan’s trust ever since with the bat. However, during this World Cup, he was not found in a familiar rhythm. His replacement Abdullah Shafiq got regular runs.
However, Fakhr was brought back for the match against Bangladesh. And on the return day, he played a brilliant innings. Batting on a short target of 204 runs, this batsman gave Pakistan the start it needed. Abdullah Shafiq gave the opening pair of 128 runs.
Batted targeting the leg side. Aggressive as needed. Got a fifty, was on his way to a century. But bad luck. Mehdi Hasan was caught on the boundary line as he bowled Miraj. He had to stop after 81 runs.
But by that time, Fakhar had built the foundation of Pakistan’s victory. After his return, Pakistan had no momentum to pull off the win. Rizwan and Iftekhar Ahmed completed the work after inspection. And at the end of the match, Fakhar Zaman got the recognition of the best.