IMAM-UL-HAQ BEATS A 36-YEARS-OLD RECORD OF KAPIL DEV
Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistani opener has broken a former Indian captain Kapil Dev’s 36-years-old record by scoring 151 runs off 131 balls on Tuesday in the third One-Day International (ODI) held in Bristol against England.
By brilliantly smashing 151 runs in ODI, Imam-a 23-years-old left-armed batsman has succeeded to enter his name in the record book as the youngest player to score above 150 within his early 20s whereas the former cricketer Kapil Dev who occupied this record earlier, had struck 175 runs at the age of 24 against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup.
Despite losing the game, Imam has earned a name in many records as well assisted the team by setting a huge target of 359 runs for England in the ODI. Whereas, England has won the match over 4 wickets in 45 overs by chasing a score of 360 runs by taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Imam hit 14 fours and a six by fully taking the advantage of the pitch that made the inning beautiful and added such a high score in his name which is probably the fifth-best score in the history of Pakistan as well this has become the highest ODI score by any Pakistani player against England.
Last summer, he had struck 128 runs against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo that was his previous best ODI surpass.
After only 27 matches of his career, Imam has earned a record of total 1,381 runs with six centuries and five half-centuries by any Pakistani. He has also left behind the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Joe Root, and Fakhar Zaman with his batting average of 60.04 for the minimum 1,000 runs bracket that is the second-best average.