Pakistan created history by chasing the biggest target of World Cup and defeated Sri Lanka by 6 Wickets, With the help of Mohammad Rizwan Nawaz’s 131 and Abdullah Shafiq’s 113 runs. Chasing the target of 345 runs, the Pakistan team had a bad start and in the fourth over On the third ball, he lost his first wicket, Imam Ul Haq, on a personal score of 12 runs. After this, on the second ball of the eighth over, captain Babar Azam scored 10 runs. Sameer stumped him on the ball of Sri Lankan bowler Madhusanka and sent him to the pavilion. After this, Mohammad Rizwan, who came to bat, continued to attack and scored an unbeaten 131 runs on 121 balls.
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka won the tour and decided to bat first, But Sri Lanka had a bad start, Sri Lanka lost its first wicket in the form of Kushal Perera who was out on the score of zero, after that Nishanka and Kushal Mendis played a good partnership and helped their team reach a good score.
Nishanka was out on the personal score of 51, after that Samarawickram and Kushal Mendis made a good partnership and Kushal Mendis scored a century. Kushal Mendis and Samarth Vikram tried hard to take Sri Lanka to a good score. By the end of 50 overs, Sri Lanka’s total score was 344, which included centuries from Kushal Mendis and Samara Vikram.
The most successful bowler from Pakistan was Hasan Ali who took 4 wickets for 71 runs in his 10 overs.
Pakistan’s start was not special, they lost their opener Imam-ul-Haq on a score of 16. After that, Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who came to bat, could not do anything special, he was out on a personal score of 10 runs.
After this, Mohammad Rizwan, who came to bat, played an important partnership with Abdullah Shafiq and took the team out of trouble. Speak and Rizwan scored their respective centuries. Abdullah Shafiq became the victim of Pathirana on his personal score of 113 runs in 33.1 overs.
Shakeel, who came to bat after him, made an important partnership with Rizwan, he also became the victim of Mahesh Dikhan on the third ball of 44 overs on a score of 308.
After this, Iftikhar Ahmed, who came to bat, played an important role in helping his team win by scoring 22 runs in 10 balls. Pakistan achieved the target of 345 by losing 4 wickets. This run chase is the biggest run chase of the ODI World Cup.
The most successful bowler for Sri Lanka was Madhushanka, who took 2 wickets for 7 runs in 9.2 overs, but he also failed to bring victory to the team. Apart from this, Pathirana was the bowler who gave away the most runs, taking 90 runs in 9 overs and taking 1 wicket.
Despite making 344, the Sri Lankan team failed to stop Pakistan below 344 runs, with this Pakistan won its second consecutive ODI match in ODI World Cup 2023.
Pakistan broke 12 years old record
The biggest run target in the World Cup was Pakistan’s biggest run change in ODI World Cup history. Earlier, Ireland had changed 339 runs against England in 2011. Pakistan’s biggest run chase in the World Cup came in 1992 when the team achieved the target of 264 runs against New Zealand.
The number of targets successfully chased by Pakistan in ODIs which are higher than the 345 they did on Tuesday. Pakistan’s highest-run chase is 349 against Australia in Lahore in 2022. Today’s effort also marks the biggest chase by any team against Sri Lanka, surpassing the 321 by India during the 2012 CB series in Hobart.
8-0 Pakistan continued their unbeaten streak against Sri Lanka at the men’s ODI World Cup, winning all eight meetings. It is now the most dominant head-to-head record at the tournament, going one ahead of India’s 7-0 run against Pakistan.
For the first time in the World Cup, four centuries have been scored in a match. Kusal Mendis and Sadira Samar Wickrama from Sri Lanka scored centuries while Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan from Pakistan scored centuries. This is the first time in the World Cup that four centuries have been scored in a match.
Kusal Mendis scored the fastest century for Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis scored a century on 65 balls against Pakistan. With this, he became the player to score the fastest century for Sri Lanka in the World Cup. He broke the record of Kumar Sangakkara who scored a century against England in 2015. Had scored a century on 70 balls.
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