Pakistan Triumphs Over Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup with 6 Wicket Victory


Pakistan Triumphs Over Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup with 6 Wicket Victory

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In an electrifying 2023 Cricket World Cup clash at Hyderabad, Pakistan orchestrated a remarkable chase, successfully surmounting Sri Lanka’s imposing 345-run target. With a challenging start at 37-2, Pakistan’s fortunes took a turn for the better when Abdullah Shafique and Muhammad Rizwan forged a brilliant 176-run partnership, spanning 156 balls.

Abdullah Shafique, standing in for Fakhar Zaman, notched up an impressive 113 runs from 103 deliveries before falling victim to a catch at point. Rizwan and Saud Shakeel continued the charge with a 95-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Despite grappling with injuries, Rizwan exhibited unwavering resolve, concluding with an unbeaten 131 runs from 121 balls, steering Pakistan to a resounding victory, aided by Iftikhar Ahmed’s 22*.

Sri Lanka had initially set a formidable target of 344-9, thanks to Kusal Mendis’s explosive 122 off 77 balls and Sadeera Samarawickrama’s impressive 108 off 89 deliveries. This historic match witnessed an astonishing four centuries.

Sri Lanka endured their second loss in the tournament, while Pakistan celebrated their second triumph. In a separate encounter, England rebounded with a commanding 137-run win over Bangladesh.


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