Fakhar Zaman could not help Pakistan win the second One-Day International against South Africa despite 193-run innings, but he did set a world record with it. In the second ODI of the series, South Africa set a mark of 342 for victory in Johannesburg.
Pakistan's batting line struggled miserably in their pursuit of the mark, with the exception of Fakhar Zaman, none of the batsmen being able to match the South African bowlers.
On one occasion, Pakistan had lost 7 wickets for 205 runs and required 137 more runs to score, but Fakhar Zaman held firm. Pakistan's dreams of victory were revived when the opening batsman achieved his century while still batting beautifully with the tailenders.
Fakhar Zaman was just a few runs away from a double century when he was run out due to poor running between the wickets, and he was unable to complete the second double century of his career. Pakistan lost the match by 17 runs after the opening batsman scored 193 off 155 balls with eight fours and ten sixes.
🏏 193 runs— ICC (@ICC) April 4, 2021
⚪ 155 balls
🔥 18 fours and 10 sixes
What an exceptional knock from @FakharZamanLive 🙌
It is also the highest individual score at the Wanderers!#SAvPAK | https://t.co/xcauK7pG9h pic.twitter.com/L5jcrcSIDf
Fakhar Zaman was unable to guide Pakistan to victory, but his outstanding innings set a new world record in one-day international cricket. In search of the mark, Fakhar Zaman became the highest-scoring batsman in ODI cricket history. Several batsmen, including Fakhar Zaman, have scored double centuries in ODI cricket, but they all did so while batting first.
Fakhr, on the other hand, scored a world record in this innings while chasing the mark. Previously, Australia's Shane Watson held the record for the longest innings in search of the mark, with a 185-run innings against Bangladesh in 2011. No Pakistani batsman had previously scored more than 150 runs in chasing the mark.