Imam-Ul-Haq, the Pakistani opener has broken the 36-year old record of Indian Captain Kapil Dev by scoring 151 runs out of 131 balls in the third one-day international ODIs. On Tuesday, the 23-year-old youngest player, Imam-Ul-Haq scored more than 150 runs against England at Bristol.
Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain at the age of 24 in 1983, scored 175 runs off 138 balls against Zimbabwe. Imam-Ul-Haq smashed this record by scoring 151 runs out of 97 balls and set the huge target of 359. However, England chased this record and scored 360.
England openers JJ Roy and JM Bairstow on 14th May, 2019 made 159 runs together. Baristow scored 128 off 93 balls. He was well supported in a partnership by Jason Roy, who scored 76 runs off 55 balls. The duo made a remarkable score of 159 runs as openers in 18 overs.
This is Imam-Ul-Haq’s individual best score and last time in the summer he scored 128 runs against Zimbabwe. Imam said that the total 360 they scored against England on Tuesday was best, but his record went in vain as they have lost many catches and bowlers did not stick to the plan.
Imam-Ul-Haq Record Breaking Victory in ODI
This spectacular Pakistani batsman is the fifth one to score 150+ in the ODIs. After 27 matches, Imam-Ul-Haq holds the record of making 1381 runs and six centuries. The left-arm opener has a second best of 60.04 batting average for minimum 1000 runs brackets. He has surpassed the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Joe Root, and Fakhar Zaman.
Imam-ul-Haq reaches 150!
What an innings this is. Pakistan have passed 300 with over five overs to go – it should be an exciting last few overs!
— ICC (@ICC) May 14, 2019
He was disappointed by the defeat and said that they could have won the game, if fielders have backed the bowlers and 360 runs in ODI is a good catch to give England tough time. The left-handed, 23-years old player Imam tried to give a game a great edge by striking 16 fours and a six.