Haris Rauf

AFG vs PAK, 1st ODI: All the teams are busy preparing for Asia Cup 2023 and ICC World Cup 2023 starting in November. Before both the important tournaments, the first match of the three-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan was played today at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Sri Lanka. In this match, the men in green bowled out Afghanistan for just 59 runs to win the first match of the series by 142 runs. Obviously, with this performance of Pakistan’s bowlers, they have surprised all the participating teams.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Babar Azam and company were bowled out for 201 runs in 47.1 overs. Fazalhaq Farooqui’s catch of Fakhar Zaman by Mohammad Nabi on the fourth ball of the first over dealt Pakistan its first blow. In four balls, Fakhar could score two runs. After this, in the second over, Mujeeb ur Rahman got out LBW to captain Babar Azam on duck.

Imam-ul-Haq scored a half-century. He got out after scoring 61 runs in 94 balls with the help of two fours. Other scorers included Iftikhar Ahmed (30 runs), Shadab Khan (39 runs), Usama Mir (2 runs), Shaheen Afridi (2 runs), and Haris Rauf (1 run). Naseem Shah scored 18 runs and remained unbeaten. The maximum three wickets from Afghanistan were taken by Mujeeb ur Rehman. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi each took two wickets at the same time. Rahmat and Fazalhaq Farooqui each secured one wicket.

Match Details

Match – AFG vs PAK, 1st ODI, Afghanistan v Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 2023

Date – August 22, 2023

Day – Tuesday

Time – 3:00 PM

Venue – Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

Toss – Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat

Match Result – Pakistan Won by 142 runs

Afghanistan all-out for 59 runs

Afghanistan’s team was down to 59 runs while chasing 201 runs. Five batsmen were unable to even open account. Scoring zero, Rashid Khan, Rahtam Shah, Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Ibrahim Zadran went back to the pavilion. Rehmanullah Gurbaz’s scored highest 18 runs from his side whisle Ikram Alikhil scored four, Mohammad Nabi scored seven, Azmatullah Omarzai’s 16, Abdul Rehman’s 2, and Mujeeb ur Rahman scored four runs.

Haris Rauf, a fast bowler, claimed a maximum of five wickets for Pakistan. Shaheen Afridi took two wickets simultaneously. Both Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan claimed a wicket.

Afghanistan Scorecard

Rahmanullah Gurbaz 18470038.29
Ibrahim Zadran 06000.00
Rahmat Shah 01000.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)03000.00
Ikram Alikhil 491044.44
Mohammad Nabi 7190036.84
Azmatullah Omarzai 161230133.33
Rashid Khan 02000.00
Abdul Rahman 2130015.38
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4310133.33
Fazalhaq Farooqi 01000.00

AFG vs PAK, 1st ODI Playing 11

Afghanistan Playing 11: Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Pakistan Playing 11: Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

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