Pakistan’s younger opener Abdullah Shafique had a stellar run within the World Cup 2023 recreation in opposition to Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. The Pakistan opener confirmed great character and went on to attain his maiden ODI century on Tuesday. He even grew to become simply the fourth batter from Pakistan to get a World Cup hundred in opposition to Sri Lanka after Imran KhanJaved Miandad, and Saleem Malik.
Shafique took an aerial route in opposition to de Silva and despatched the ball into the stands for a most. On the again of this shot, he displayed intent and let everybody know what was within the retailer. He persistently saved on hitting massive photographs on dangerous deliveries by the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Shafique alongside Rizwan batted patiently and ended up placing Pakistan in a commanding place. The century stand between him and his colleague not solely stabilized the ship but in addition helped in protecting the workforce’s hopes alive.
It was Pathirana who took Shafique’s wicket and his 176-run stand with Rizwan got here to an finish. It was a brief supply the place the Pakistan batter was seeking to play the minimize shot however ended up getting caught by Hemantha who was stationed on the backward level. He departed after scoring 113 runs in simply 103 balls.
First Pakistan batter to attain a 💯 on @cricketworldcup debut!
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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 10, 2023
Shafique’s sensible century on World Cup debut was not solely a person feat but in addition a game-changing knock that had the intent to energy Pakistan to victory.
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dushan Hemantha , Maheesh Theekshana.
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Wasim Jr.