ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets

ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets
ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets
ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets
ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets

ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets

ICC WorldCup 2023 8th-ODI: Pakistan breaks 12 year Record, beat Srilanka by 6 wickets. Pic/AP

Shaky Start for Pakistan

Pakistan’s chase of a challenging 345-run target didn’t begin as smoothly as they had hoped. Opener Imam-ul-Haq’s early departure and the loss of captain Babar Azam early on had Pakistan fans on edge.

Rizwan and Shafique Steady the Ship

However, Mohammed Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique exhibited great composure, stabilizing Pakistan’s innings during the first half of their chase. Their partnership, now approaching the 200-run milestone, is proving to be the backbone of Pakistan’s resurgence. Shafique’s World Cup debut century and Rizwan’s gritty half-century showcased their determination.

Shafique’s Heroics and Rizwan’s Grit

Shafique’sremarkable innings came to an end at 115 off 103 balls, courtesy of a sensational catch by substitute fielder Dushan Hemantha. Meanwhile, Rizwan fought through cramps and back problems to reach his third ODI century, a testament to his resilience.

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Sri Lanka’s Centurions and Pakistan’s Late Fightback

Earlier in the match, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama played pivotal roles in Sri Lanka’s innings, powering them to a formidable total of 344/9. Mendis’ century and Nissanka’s fifty set the stage for a late onslaught. Despite Hasan Ali’s four-wicket haul and Haris Rauf’s two wickets in the final over, Sri Lanka narrowly missed the 350-run mark.

Pakistan’s journey in this World Cup match has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, and fans are eagerly anticipating how it will all unfold in the remaining overs.

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