In a thrilling one-day international (ODI) match during the ongoing World Cup, Fakhar Zaman of the Pakistan cricket team equaled Shahid Afridi’s record for the most sixes in a single innings. Fakhar Zaman’s extraordinary performance saw him hitting 11 sixes in the match, matching Shahid Afridi’s achievement back in 1996 against Sri Lanka. Following closely in this record are Abdul Razzaq, who hit 10 sixes against South Africa in 2010, and Fakhar Zaman himself, with another 10 sixes against South Africa in 2021.
The match took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with Pakistan chasing a significant target. In addition to this remarkable feat, Fakhar Zaman also secured the title of the fastest century in a World Cup for the Green Shirts. He reached 100 runs in just 63 balls, boasting a strike rate of 157.81. The thrilling match, in which Fakhar accumulated a total of 126 runs at a strike rate of 155.55, was unfortunately called off due to rain. Nevertheless, Pakistan was declared the winner with a 21-run lead. This victory keeps Babar Azam’s team alive in the World Cup, as it was a must-win game for the side.