Fakhar Zaman (126 not out off 81) scored a brilliant hundred as Pakistan beat New Zealand by 21 runs [DLS method] in a rain-shortened match number 35 of World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, November 4.
Reacting to Fakhar Zaman’s controversial run-out during Pakistan’s second ODI against South Africa, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that Quinton de Kock did not cheat. He, however, added that the wicketkeeper-batsman’s ‘faking’ act was not in the spirit of the game.
After the announcement that three Pakistan players had tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday informed that seven more players have been infected by COVID-19.
Reacting to the defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy final, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that the lucky reprieve that centurion Fakhar Zaman got off a no ball proved to be a massive factor in the match.