What a run chase put up by the Pakistani batters as they efficiently chased down an enormous goal of 345 runs in opposition to Sri Lanka within the World Cup 2023 recreation on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium in Hyderabad. They defeated the Island nation by 6 wickets on Tuesday.
The Pakistan workforce had a torrid begin of their run chase of 345 runs with opener Imam-ul-Haq fell early within the innings and Babar Azam was the following one to depart. Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique then took the onus and carried ahead Pakistan’s innings. Each batters went on so as to add 176 runs in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Abdullah Shafique ended up scoring 115 runs off 103 balls whereas Rizwan remained unbeaten on 131 runs.
For Sri Lanka, Madushanka scalped two wickets whereas Pathirana and Theekshana managed to take a wicket every.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka opted to bat after profitable the toss, and on the again of the a whole bunch from Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka managed to put up an enormous whole of 344/9 in opposition to Pakistan of their World Cup match at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide stadium.
Pathum Nissanka additionally contributed by smashing a fifty, enabling Sri Lanka to breach the 300-run mark. For Pakistan, it was Hasan Ali who scalped 4 wickets after gifting away 71 runs whereas Haris Rauf’s twin wickets within the final over stopped the Lankans from attending to 350.
Mendis and Nissanka began tormenting Pakistan bowlers after struggling an early blow within the type of Kusal Perera. Each batters went on so as to add 102 runs for Sri Lanka’s second wicket earlier than Shadab Khan chipped in as he took the wicket of Nissanka. Mendis alternatively went on to file his third ODI century off simply 65 balls. He ended up scoring 122 off 77 balls as Pakistan noticed some sight of aid with Hasan Ali putting with back-to-back wickets. Samarawickrama then got here into bat and amassed his maiden ODI ton, serving to his facet put up 344 runs.