Today, the 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 was played between Pakistan and Afghanistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where Afghanistan achieved a historic victory by defeating Pakistan by 8 wickets. With this victory, Afghanistan has directly reached sixth position from the bottom in the points table. In this article, we will walk through the Pakistan vs Afghanistan Match Highlights, Check the updated points table of CWC.
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Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Match: PAK vs AFG, 22nd Match
Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Match Highlights
This afternoon at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first. While batting, Babar Azam and Company scored 282 runs at the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs. Captain Babar Azam scored the most runs for Pakistan, he scored 74 runs in 92 balls. Apart from Babar, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 40 runs.
In bowling action, Noor Ahmad took three wickets and Naveen-ul-Haq took two wickets for Afghanistan. Apart from these two, Nabi and Azmatullah also got one success each. Star bowler Rashid Khan was not successful in taking even a single wicket, but he bowled economically; he gave only 41 runs in ten overs, due to which his fellow bowlers benefited.
Chasing the score of 282 runs, the Afghanistan team achieved its second win in this tournament by finishing this target in 49 overs at the loss of just two wickets. For Afghanistan, opener batsman Ibrahim Zadran scored the most runs. He played an inning of 87 runs in 113 balls with the help of ten fours. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 65 runs in 53 balls with the help of nine fours and one six. There was a partnership of 130 runs for the first wicket between both openers.
After the dismissal of these two, Rahmat Shah and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi remained not-out and led their team to victory. Rahmat scored 77 runs in 84 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes, while captain Shahidi scored 48 runs in 45 balls with the help of four fours.
With this victory, Afghanistan’s hopes of qualifying for the Cricket World Cup have increased, while Pakistan’s path seems to be becoming more difficult.
Down below is the updated points table of CWC.
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