Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Group D, Jamaica March 21, 2007

A new high for Nazir

Dileep V

Pakistan's comfortable victory against Zimbabwe in Jamaica ensured that Inzamam-ul-Haq ended his ODI career with a victory, even if it was after two disastrous defeats. Cricinfo looks at the stats highlights from the 93-run win.



Imran Nazir notched the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in World Cups © AFP

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq finished his ODI career with a tally of 11,739 runs, second only to Sachin Tendulkar's 14, 847. The 83 half-centuries he scored is the highest by any batsman, with Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in second place on 77. (Click here for the top run-getters in ODIs.)

  • Pakistan's total of 349 is their highest score in World Cup. This is the third time they scored more than 300 in a World Cup game. The previous two instances were achieved in 60-overs game.

  • Imran Nazir's 160 is the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in the World Cup. It's the eighth-highest score by any batsman in World Cups. He reached his century in 95 balls, which is also the fastest by a Pakistan batsman in World Cups.

  • In his 160 Nazir hit eight sixes, thereby equalling Ricky Ponting's record for the most number of sixes in a World Cup innings. Ponting achieved the feat against India in the 2003 World Cup final at Johannesburg.

  • When he bowled Gary Brent, Shahid Afridi became the sixth Pakistan bowler to take 200 Wickets in ODIs.

  • Zimbabwe's 99 was their lowest score in World cups. Their previous lowest of 123 was also against Pakistan at The Oval in the 1999 World Cup.

  • This match provided the ninth instance in which a team scored fewer runs that the highest scorer in the opposition line-up.

  • Pakistan became the first country to be bowled out after scoring 300-plus runs in a World Cup match.