PAK vs SL, ODI World Cup: Rizwan, Shafique tons assist Pakistan full file runchase towards Sri Lanka


Centuries by Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan guided Pakistan to its second consecutive win when it defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets within the ODI World Cup league match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium right here on Wednesday.

Shafique, who turned the primary Pakistani batter to attain a century on World Cup debut, and Rizwan’s 131 whereas battling repeated cramps overshadowed Sri Lanka’s twin centurions, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama.

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Pakistan, chasing a file goal of 345 in World Cup match, got here again strongly after shedding opener Imam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam by eighth over because of the best way Shafique, who changed Fakhar Zaman at this time, and Rizwan paced the innings throughout their 176-run stand for the third wicket off 156 balls.

It additionally mirrored yet one more dismal present by the Sri Lankan bowlers together with Matheesha Pathirana being hit throughout, conceding 90 runs for the second time on this event.

Earlier, when Mendis and Samarawickrama scored centuries on an ideal batting monitor, it was the primary occasion of two batters scoring centuries in the identical innings of an ODI at this venue.

Mendis, dropped on 18 by Imam-ul-Haq at backward level of pacer Shaheen Afridi within the seventh over of the innings, made Pakistan pay a heavy worth, displaying an outstanding mix of massive hits and delectable strokes – towards each tempo and spin.

Nissanka and Mendis placed on 102 runs off 93 balls for the second wicket earlier than the previous reduce leg-spinner Shadab Khan straight to the fielder within the 18th over.

Later, Mendis, who reached his century in model with an enormous six off pacer Hasan Ali, and Sadeera Samarawickrama placed on 111 runs for the third wicket off 69 balls, making the Pakistani bowling look peculiar.

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Mendis lastly departed, after hitting two consecutive sixes off Hasan Ali, to be neatly caught by Imam-ul-Haq, making amends, close to the mid-wicket boundary within the twenty ninth over.

Nevertheless, it was high quality dying bowling by Pakistan with Hasan Ali finishing a four-wicket haul which noticed Sri Lanka restricted to 344 for 9 after being 315 for 3 in 45 overs. This effort proved to be decisive within the last evaluation.

The match additionally noticed the third occasion of centuries by two batters from both sides in a single sport in ODI historical past.



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