PAK vs AFG Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Afghanistan win by 8 wickets© AFP
Pakistan vs Afghanistan, ODI World Cup 2023, Highlights: Afghanistan pulled off yet another upset in the Cricket World Cup 2023 as they defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in Chennai on Monday. Afghanistan chased down the target of 283 with six balls to spare with openers Ibrahim Zadran (87 off 113 balls) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65 off 53 balls) setting up the win. Rahmat Shah and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi chipped in with 77 not out and 48 not out respectively. Earlier, opting to bat, Pakistan scored 282 for 7 with captain Babar Azam top-scoring with 74 off 92 deliveries. Opener Abdullah Shafique contributed 58 while Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed made 40 each down the order. Noor Ahmad was the most successful Afghan bowler with figures of 3/49 while Naveen-ul-Haq chipped in with 2/52. (Scorecard | Points Table)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights:
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan have done it!
A glorious victory for Afghanistan as they defeat Pakistan by 8 wickets in their Cricket World Cup 2023 match! A perfect run chase by Afghanistan as they beat Pakistan for the first time ever in ODI cricket! What a night and what an achievement!
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Doing it in style!
Afghanistan are on the verge of a massive win! They have never defeated Pakistan in ODI cricket and this is going to be one of the biggest wins in their history.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Victory just round the corner
12 runs needed from 19 balls – This has been a true masterclass from the Afghanistan batters. They planned the chase to perfection and at no point, Afghanistan looked like they were in trouble of messing up this game.
AFG 271/2 after 46.5 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Hashmatullah Shahidi show
Hashmatullah Shahidi may not find a major mention with three of his teammates scoring half-centuries already but the left-hander has played a significant knock. An aggressive knock to provide perfect support to Rahmat Shah and victory is just round the corner now!
AFG 261/2 after 45.3 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Run a ball needed
Afghanistan have planned this chase extremely well and they need 34 to win from 34 balls. With 8 wickets in hand, this should not be difficult.
AFG 249/2 after 44.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan’s running power
Running between the wickets has been a major asset for Afghanistan. They have tried to convert all the singles into doubles whenever it was possible and even now, they continue to stick to that strategy. The spinners are having a hard time breaking down the Afghanistan batters at the moment.
AFG 237/2 after 42.4 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: A rare occurance
Top 3 batters scoring 50+ for Afghanistan in ODIs:
vs Sri Lanka, Pallekele, 2022
vs Pakistan, Chennai, 2023*
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Half-century for Rahmat Shah!
Third half-century for Afghanistan in this match and it is Rahmat Shah this time. A great knock to follow the heroics of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. The veteran looked in fine touch and this can be the knock that guarantees the victory for Afghanistan.
AFG 225/2 after 41 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Review wasted
Nothing is going Pakistan’s way and now they have lost a review. Shaheen Afridi’s delivery hit Rahmat Shah on the pads and the umpire was not convinced by the loud appeals that followed. Babar Azam went for the review but the replays supported the umpire’s decision.
AFG 218/2 after 39.3 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Stand and deliver
Afghanistan may have lost their openers but Rahmat Shah is looking as solid as ever. A tremendous six off Hasan Ali and he is 5 runs away from his half century.
AFG 211/2 after 38 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: 200 up for Afghanistan!
200 for Afghanistan and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Rahmat Shah is nearing his fifty while Hashmatullah Shahidi have started his knock on a confident note.
AFG 204/2 after 37 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Some more stats
Highest scores for Afghanistan in ODI Cricket World Cups
96 – Samiullah Shinwari vs SCO, Dunedin, 2015
87 – Ibrahim Zadran vs PAK, Chennai, 2023*
86 – Ikram Alikhil vs WI, Leeds, 2019
80 – Hashmatullah Shahidi vs IND, Delhi, 2023
80 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs ENG, Delhi, 2023
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Second wicket for Pakistan
Ibrahim Zadran’s innings finally comes to an end! Hasan Ali provides the breakthrough for Pakistan as Zadran is caught behind for 87. Is this the wicket that Pakistan needed to make a comeback?
AFG 191/2 after 34 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Zadran on the move
Ibrahim Zadran is inching towards the century but no safe cricket from him as he is looking to play some big shots. However, no boundary for him in the last over.
AFG 189/1 after 33 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Sad news in the world of cricket
Bishan Singh Bedi, former India captain and one of the greatest left-arm spinners, died on Monday at the age of 77 after battling prolonged illness. Bedi is survived by his wife Anju, son Angad and daughter Neha.
“He breathed his last at his home this morning. He recently underwent a knee operation. The infection spread and he could not recover from that,” said one of his close friends. Born in Amritsar in 1946, Bedi played 67 Tests for India and took 266 wickets with 14 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Pakistan in deep trouble
Afghanistan need 108 runs to win but with 9 wickets in hand, this is not looking good for Pakistan. The bowlers have looked quite helpless against Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran with Afghanistan playing smart cricket in this run chase till now.
AFG 178/1 after 30.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan in no hurry
The biggest advantage that the opening partnership has handed Afghanistan in the safety to play proper cricket. They are in no hurry right now and the focus seems to be on playing the shots well and not taking any unnecessary risks.
AFG 171/1 after 29 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Still no answers for Pakistan
The run rate has gone down slightly since the dismissal of Rahmanullah Gurbaz but Pakistan will have to take wickets if they want to put pressure on Afghanistan. They have looked brilliant with Ibrahim Zadran in prime touch.
AFG 158/1 after 27 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: 150 up for Afghanistan!
150 up for Afghanistan and with Ibrahim Zadran out in the middle, they will be dreaming of another big win in Cricket World Cup 2023. They have already defeated England in the competition and a win over Pakistan will be massive for the side!
AFG 152/1 after 25 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Zadran taking charge
Ibrahim Zadran is not bothered by the fall of wicket as he is looking in sublime touch at the moment. Pakistan were able to break the partnership but a couple of wickets will be needed to complete their comeback in this match.
AFG 149/1 after 24.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Pakistan strike!
Pakistan have the breakthrough and of course, it is Shaheen Afridi. A top edge from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Usama Mir made no mistake in completing the catch at third-man.
AFG 131/1 after 21.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Stat attack
100+ runs stand by Gurbaz & Ibrahim in ODIs
256 vs BAN, Chattogram
227 vs PAK, Hambantota
114 vs ENG, Delhi
130* vs PAK, Chennai*
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Slow and steady
19 overs gone and Afghanistan are looked in zero trouble at the moment. Pakistan tried with their pace attack but they were not able to provide the breakthrough. The spinners are in action now but the Afghanistan openers are going slow but steady.
AFG 120/0 after 19 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Fielding was the main culprit
There will be questions asked of Pakistan players after this solid start by the Afghanistan openers. But one of the biggest problems till now has been their fielding. A missed run-out change and uncountable small fielding misses. It is really not helping Pakistan’s case.
AFG 111/0 after 17 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Gurbaz follows suit!
It is Rahmanullah Gurbaz now who reaches his half-century. A brilliant 100-run partnership with Ibrahim Zadran means the Pakistan bowlers have no idea what to do right now. The openers have looked in sublime touch and this is turning into a perfect game for Afghanistan.
AFG 105/0 after 16 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: 50 for Zadran!
Ibrahim Zadran – take a bow! A great innings to provide Afghanistan with the perfect start. The opener reaches his fifty in 53 balls and this is turning into Pakistan’s nightmare!
AFG 99/0 after 15.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan unfazed
Nothing seem to be working for Pakistan at the moment! Both spinners and pacers are trying their best but it is all easy work for Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. A perfect show from the openers!
AFG 88/0 after 13.5 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Zadran Into 40s
This has been amazing from Afghanistan and Ibrahim Zadran is now closing in on his half-century. A boundary off Usama Mir and he is now batting at 44.
AFG 80/0 after 12.4 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Change in tactics
Usama Mir was introduced into the attack and Pakistan have now opted for their spinners. Afghanistan bowled 38 overs of spin and it remains to be seen if Babar Azam will also employ such a strategy.
AFG 68/0 after 11.2 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Haris Rauf’s comeback
Haris Rauf made up for his first over where he conceded 17 runs by conceding none in his second one. A disciplined show from the pacer but Pakistan really need a wicket at this point!
AFG 65/0 after 10.3 overs
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan all the way!
17 runs with the help of four boundaries in the Haris Rauf over! Rahmanullah Gurbaz has joined the party and there is no stopping him right now. Ibrahim Zadran also did not stay behind as he got another boundary of Hasan Ali to make it worse for Pakistan.
AFG 60/0 after 8.5 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Not stopping Afghanistan
Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been awfully quiet on the other end as Ibrahim Zadran went on the offensive. But, he is not waiting any more. A boundary off Hasan Ali followed by another one off Haris Rauf. This is good stuff!
AFG 43/0 after 7.2 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Close shave!
Ibrahim Zadran was beaten by a Hasan Ali delivery and the umpire gave him out. However, the review proved that the ball did not touch anything on its way to the wicket-keeper and a huge reprieve for Afghanistan. The boundaries, however, continue to flow.
AFG 38/0 after 6.4 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: More fielding horrors
A regulation save for Shaheen Afridi turned into a panic situation as the ball went through his hands and almost reached the boundary. This is now a major problem for Pakistan as their fielding can turn out to be one of the major reasons behind their downfall in the competition.
AFG 34/0 in 6 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Settled down
Both Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran played their big shots in the beginning but now, the openers have settled down. This is a good start to the run chase and considering the pitch has not started doing much, Afghanistan will surely not lose hope at this stage.
AFG 27/0 after 4.3 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Fielding still Pakistan’s bane
Fielding has been a sore point for Pakistan in this World Cup and this match will not do any favours to their confidence. Two over-throws in the same ball and this has further solidified the good start that the openers have provided Afghanistan in this chase.
AFG 22/0 after 3 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: More boundaries!
The start just got even better! Two boundaries for Ibrahim Zadran off the bowling of Hasan Ali and this is exactly the start that Afghanistan wanted. The pitch is not doing much for the bowlers and this is positive cricket from the openers.
AFG 18/0 after 2 overs.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Positive approach!
First over done and Afghanistan have already shown their positive intent. Rahmanullah Gurbaz slammed the first delivery of the innings for a four and they are not going to be quiet against the Pakistan pace attack. Ibrahim Zadran also followed suit with a boundary of his own.
AFG 10/0 after 1 over.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Time for the run chase!
We are back for the run chase. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz at the crease for Afghanistan while Shaheen Afridi will begin proceedings for Pakistan.
PAK vs AFG Live Score: Pakistan 282/7 in 50 overs
Pakistan end their innings at 282/7 in 50 overs against Afghanistan. For Pakistan, Babar Azam scored 74 while Abdullah Shafique scored 58. Apart from them, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan also scored 40 runs each. For Afghanistan, Noor Ahmad took three wickets.
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