Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live World Cup 2023 Highlights & Match Summary:

Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique powered Pakistan to record 6 wicket victory against Sri Lanka and this is the highest run chase in the history of ICC World Cup. The duo took the game from a shaky start and even as Abdullah Shafique got dismissed after his century, Mohammad Rizwan took the game to the winning run and remained unbeaten on 131.

Match Overview:

After winning the toss Sri Lanka had opted to bat against Pakistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Tons from Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama helped Sri Lanka post a formidable 344/9 against a hapless Pakistan bowling attack in their World Cup encounter on Tuesday. Hasan Ali was the only bowler from the Men in Green as he scalped 4 while Mendis and Samarawickrama took the much-heralded Pakistan pace battery to task.

Kusal Mendis (122) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108) struck terrific centuries as Sri Lanka posted a huge 344/9. Mendis clobbered 14 fours and six sixes to make 122 off 77 balls and was involved in two century partnerships. He added 102 runs with Pathum Nissanka (51) for the second wicket and 111 with Samarawickrama for the third.

While chasing Pakistan’s opener Abdullah Shafique and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan smashed fine centuries as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets. Shafique, playing only his fifth ODI, slammed a 103-ball 113, while Rizwan battled cramps to hit an unbeaten 131 and shared a 95-run partnership with Saud Shakeel (31) to help Pakistan overhaul Sri Lanka’s total of 344/9 in 48.2 overs.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup 2023: FULL SCORECARD:

Sri Lanka Batting

Pathum Nissanka 51

Kusal Perera 0

Kusal Mendis 122

Sadeera Samarawickrama 108

Charith Asalanka 1

Dhananjaya de Silva 25

Dasun Shanaka 12

Dunith Wellalage 10

Maheesh Theekshana 0

Matheesha Pathirana 1*

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Afridi 1/66 (9)

Hasan Ali 4/71 (10)

Mohammad Nawaz 1/62 (9)

Haris Rauf 2/64 (10)

Shadab Khan 1/55 (8)

Iftikhar Ahmed 0/22 (4)

Pakistan Batting

Abdullah Shafique 113

Imam-ul-Haq 12

Babar Azam 10

Mohammad Rizwan 131*

Saud Shakeel 31

Iftikhar Ahmed 22*

Sri Lanka Bowling

Maheesh Theekshana 1/59 (10)

Dilshan Madushanka 2/60 (9.2)

Dasun Shanaka 0/28 (5)

Matheesha Pathirana 1/90 (9)

Dunith Wellalage 0/62 (10)

Dhananjaya de Silva 0/36 (4)

Charith Asalanka 0/10 (1)

Player of the Match

Mohammad Rizwan won the title of Player of the Match for his unbeaten innings of 131. Following their second win in the tournament, Pakistan climbed one spot to second on the points table behind leaders New Zealand.

Pakistan records highest run-chase in World Cup history

Mohammad Rizwan not only led his team to a big victory by 6 wickets but his team also recorded the highest run-chase in the history of ICC World Cup. Abdullah Shafique has made crucial 113 runs.

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