World Cup 2023

Pak vs Afg Highlights, World Cup: AFG create history, defeat arch-rivals PAK by eight wickets

Pak vs Afg Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Follow the Highlights of PAK vs AFG, World Cup encounter in Chennai.

Pak vs Afg Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Afghanistan created history on Monday, bagging their first-ever win against Pakistan in cricket history, sealing a eight-wicket win in ODI 22 of the ongoing 2023 World Cup, in Chennai. Chasing 283, Afghanistan reached 286/2 in 49 overs, courtesy of half-centuries from Ibrahim Zadran (87), Rahmat Shah (77*) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65). The Afghans received a strong start in the second innings from their openers, Gurbaz and Zadran. In cruise control mode, their partnership came to a sudden end in the 22nd over, as Shaheen Shah Afridi removed Gurbaz for 65 off 53 balls. Rahmat Shah came in to replace Gurbaz, and was building a steady partnership with Zadran. Ibrahim Zadran narrowly missed out on a ton, smacking 87 off 113 balls, and lost his wicket to Hasan Ali. Afghan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (48*) hit the match-winning four as Afghanistan sealed a historic win.

Earlier, late blitz by Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan helped Pakistan impose 282/7 in 50 overs against Afghanistan in the ongoing World Cup encounter in Chennai. Both the batters scored 40 each, while Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored 74(92) before getting out against Noor Ahmad. Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique gave Pakistan a good start after they won the toss and opted to bat. The pair added 56 runs for the open wicket before Azmatullah Omarzai provided Afghanistan with the first blow as he removed Imam for 12(22). Babar Azam and Shafique then kept things ticking forward before Noor Ahmad broke the 104-run stand between the duo. Shafique was trapped LBW for 58(75).

Pak vs Afg Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023

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Noor struck again shortly removing wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan for 8(10). Mohammad Nabi then injected another blow and removed Saud Shakeel for 25(34). Babar Azam’s resistance also came to an end of 74(92).

PAK vs AFG Highlights:

– Pakistan won toss, opt to bat

-Both team make one change each in playing XI

-Imam and Shafique added 56 runs for the first wicket

-Abdullah Shafique got out for 58

-Babar Azam slams 30th ODI fifty

-Pakistan post 282/7 in 50 overs

-Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65), Ibrahim Zadran (87) and Rahmat Shah (77*) get half-centuries

-Hasmatullah Shahidi (48*) smacks match-winning four.

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