The Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman will receive a handsome prize of Rs 1 million from PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf for his brilliant performance against New Zealand during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Pakistan won the match by 21 runs (DLS) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru mostly thanks to Zaman’s undefeated century.
The thrilling news was revealed on “X” by PCB Media, which stated that Zaman spoke with Ashraf over the phone following the game. Zaman is going to get the reward of Rs 1 million for his incredible century against New Zealand.
“Zaka Ashraf, the PCB Management Committee Chairman, spoke with Fakhar Zaman over the phone. In appreciation of Zaman’s excellent 126-run innings today, Ashraf announced that he would be receiving an award of Rs. 1 million. He conveyed his optimism that Zaman will keep up his strong play in the next games, according to PCB Media on “X.”
Rachin Ravindra’s outstanding century and skipper Kane Williamson’s 79-ball 95 after returning from injury helped New Zealand set a challenging total of 401 for 6 in the first innings.
With an incredible century off just 63 balls, Fakhar Zaman spearheaded Pakistan’s reply. His inning was marked by forceful hitting, particularly in the face of Trent Boult and Glenn Philips. In Pakistan’s World Cup history, this century is the fastest. Babar Azam made a major contribution in the meanwhile by hitting a spectacular fifty during the run-chase.
The DLS algorithm declared Pakistan the winners by 21 runs even though rain stopped play in Bengaluru with Pakistan at 200 for 1 in 25.3 overs. Pakistan is still in the running to make it to the ODI World Cup semifinals thanks to this victory.