Fakhar fastest to 1,000 ODI runs, scores 515 in last five innings

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ESPNCricinfo: 18 Innings it took Fakhar Zaman to score 1000 runs in ODIs; he is now the quickest to the milestone and has taken three innings fewer than a bunch of batsmen - including team-mate Babar Azam - who got there in 21 innings. Click here for a list of batsmen quickest to 1,000 ODI runs.

515 Runs scored by Fakhar in this series - the second-most by any batsman in a bilateral series. He was dismissed only twice and averaged an incredible 257.50. Virat Kohli tops this list with 558 runs from six innings in a series against South Africa earlier this year. Pakistan’s record for the most runs scored in any ODI series before this was held by Salman Butt, who made 451 runs in a five-match rubber against Bangladesh in 2007-08.

455 Runs scored by Fakhar without being dismissed between the second match of this series and the fifth - the most by a batsman between dismissals. Incidentally, the record was held by his compatriot Mohammad Yousuf, who made 405 runs between dismissals, also in a series in Zimbabwe in 2002-03.

71.71 percent of team runs scored by Pakistan’s openers in the series - the highest for any team in an ODI series involving five or more matches. The previous highest percentage was scored by the West Indies openers Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge, who made 611 of the 1,039 runs (58.80%) scored by West Indies batsmen in the series.

4 Hundreds by Imam-ul-Haq in just nine ODIs. He is the first batsman to make four ODI centuries inside his first ten matches. Dennis Amiss is the only other batsman to have made three centuries in his first 10 ODIs.

704 partnership runs added by Fakhar and Imam in just five innings in this series - the second-highest by a pair in any ODI series (bilateral or otherwise). Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga are the only pair to have bettered them. They added 800 runs batting together from nine innings in the 2011 World Cup. The four century stands between Fakhar and Imam are also the joint-most between any pair in a ODI series. The other pair to have had four such stands in a series are also from Pakistan: Imran Farhat and Yasir Hameed did it in a series against New Zealand in 2003-04.

44 Innings taken by Babar Azam to hit eight ODI hundreds - the second-least by any batsman in the format. Hashim Amla took one innings fewer than Babar to rack up as many hundreds. Quinton de Kock is third in this list having taken 52 innings. Salman Butt had taken 61 innings for his first eight hundreds, which were the fewest by any Pakistan batsman before Babar.