Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup: AFG create history, defeat arch-rivals PAK by eight wickets

Pakistan vs Afghanistan

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rahmat Shah completed his half-century as Afghanistan secured a 283-run win over Pakistan in the 22nd ODI of the 2023 World Cup in Chennai. Afghanistan started the second period well through Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. Their partnership ended abruptly in the 22nd over when Shaheen Shah, in cruise control mode, removed Afridi Gurbaz for 65 off 53 balls.

Rahmat Shah replaced Gurbaz and formed a permanent partnership with Zadran. Ibrahim Zadran scored 87 off 113 balls and lost his wicket to Hasan Ali. Earlier, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan’s second-innings knock helped Pakistan post 282/7 in 50 overs against Afghanistan in the ongoing World Cup in Chennai. Both batsmen scored 40 runs while Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored 74 (92) against Noor Ahmad.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Live Score Cricket World Cup 2023

Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup, Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique got Pakistan off to a good start after winning the toss and electing to bat. The pair added 56 runs for an open wicket before Azmatullah Omarzai struck first for Afghanistan when he removed Imam for 12 (22). Babar Azam and Shafique Noor Ahmad continued their work until they broke the 104-run stand between the two. Shafique is caught LBW for 58 (75).

Noor struck again and dismissed keeper Mohammad Rizwan for 8 (10). Muhammad Nabi Saud struck again to remove Shakeel for 25 (34). Babar Azam’s stand also ended at 74 (92). Both teams changed their squads one by one, with Shadab Khan replacing a febrile Muhammad Nawaz. Afghanistan, on the other hand, developed spinners and added an extra spinner to the XI with Noor Ahmad for Fazalhaq Farooqi.

After suffering heavy defeats in their last two matches, Babar Azam-led Pakistan will be looking to bounce back with a win. Afghanistan will also be looking for their second win of the tournament after falling behind for 149 against New Zealand. Looking at both sides, Pakistan look favorites on paper, but the Chefaq circuit, which has a reputation for helping the spinners, will boost Afghanistan’s hopes. Rashid Khan, who serves as the head of the team, has a bright future.

He is assisted in this department by Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Muhammad Nabi. But the problem in Afghanistan was inconsistent batting. If we look at Pakistan, they too have their own problems. Despite a good line-up, the division failed to beat smaller opponents such as the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

The team then suffered a massive collapse against India and failed to fight back against Australia. Pakistan will hope to put up a strong show against Afghanistan. Although the defeat won’t hurt too much, they will be looking to pick up two valuable points and put up a strong competition against the other teams in the semi-finals.

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  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Both teams advance to Game 11 back-to-back.
  • Imam and Shafique added 56 runs for the first wicket.
  • Abdullah Shafiqeh reached the age of 58.

-Babar Azam scores his 30th ODI fifty.

-Pakistan Post 282/7 in 50 overs

AFG 279-2 after 48 Overs

In a historic moment, Shahidi used a full toss to elegantly drive the ball over square leg. Celebrating this important strike, captain Shahidi takes off his helmet and shouts in triumph, while Rahmat, the epitome of serenity, looks up to the sky. Afghanistan has achieved a monumental victory!

Afghanistan achieved another comeback victory over Pakistan in the 2023 Cricket World Cup in Chennai with an eight-wicket victory. Chasing 283 with six balls remaining, Afghanistan got help from Ibrahim Zadran (87 off 113 balls) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65 off 53 balls). Rahmat Shah and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 77 and 48 respectively.

Earlier when Pakistan elected to bat they had scored 282 for 7, captain Babar Azam scored 74 runs in 92 overs. Opener Abdullah Shafiq contributed 58 runs while Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed contributed 40 runs each. Noor Ahmad was Afghanistan’s most successful bowler with 3/49 while Naveen-ul-Haq chipped in with 2/52.