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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023

In the heart of the ICC World Cup 2023, Pakistan and Sri Lanka clashed in a match that will be remembered for years to come. What unfolded was not just a game of cricket, but a saga of determination, resilience, and extraordinary talent.

Player of the Match: Mohammad Rizwan

The accolades rightfully went to Mohammad Rizwan, named the Player of the Match. His words of humility and gratitude echoed the spirit of cricket, reminding us all of the passion and sportsmanship that make this game a global phenomenon.

Player of the Match- Mohammad Rizwan

Sri Lanka Innings

Pathum Nissankac Abdullah Shafique b Shadab Khan5161797183.60
Kusal Pererac †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali047000.00
Kusal Mendis †c Imam-ul-Haq b Hasan Ali12277124146158.44
Sadeera Samarawickramac †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali10889139112121.34
Charith Asalankac †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali1350033.33
Dhananjaya de Silvac Shaheen Shah Afridi b Mohammad Nawaz2534473073.52
Dasun Shanaka (c)c Babar Azam b Shaheen Shah Afridi1218230066.66
Dunith Wellalagec Abdullah Shafique b Haris Rauf1081810125.00
Maheesh Theekshanab Haris Rauf046000.00
Matheesha Pathirananot out1330033.33
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 1, w 9)14
TOTAL(9 wickets, 50 ov)344

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Kusal Perera, 1.4 ov), 2-107 (Pathum Nissanka, 17.2 ov), 3-218 (Kusal Mendis, 28.5 ov), 4-229 (Charith Asalanka, 30.1 ov), 5-294 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 41.1 ov), 6-324 (Dasun Shanaka, 46.3 ov), 7-335 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 47.6 ov), 8-343 (Maheesh Theekshana, 49.2 ov), 9-344 (Dunith Wellalage, 49.6 ov)

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Shaheen Shah Afridi906617.33279140
Hasan Ali1007147.10326431
Mohammad Nawaz906216.88237100
Haris Rauf1006426.40306210
Shadab Khan805516.87206100
Iftikhar Ahmed402205.50112010

Pakistan Innings

Abdullah Shafiquec sub (MADI Hemantha) b Pathirana113103150103109.70
Imam-ul-Haqc Perera b Madushanka12121510100.00
Babar Azam (c)c †Samarawickrama b Madushanka1015171066.66
Mohammad Rizwan †not out13112119383108.26
Saud Shakeelc Wellalage b Theekshana31305720103.33
Iftikhar Ahmednot out22101840220.00

Extras- 26(nb 1, w 25)
TOTAL- 346(4 wickets, 48.2 over)

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Imam-ul-Haq, 3.3 over), 2-37 (Babar Azam, 7.2 over), 3-213 (Abdullah Shafique, 33.1 over), 4-308 (Saud Shakeel, 44.3 over)


Maheesh Theekshana1005915.90233010
Dilshan Madushanka9.206026.42275121
Dasun Shanaka502805.60102000
Matheesha Pathirana9090110.00148190
Dunith Wellalage1006206.20244200
Dhananjaya de Silva403609.0073200
Charith Asalanka1010010.0011000

Rizwan and Shafique: Architects of Victory

Amidst a shaky start, Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique emerged as the saviors for Pakistan. Shafique’s heroic century set the stage, and even after his departure, Rizwan’s unwavering resolve guided Pakistan to a historic 6-wicket triumph. His unbeaten 131 runs not only showcased his mastery but also underlined his dedication to the game.

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A Record-Breaking Chase

This match etched its name in the annals of cricket history as the highest run chase ever witnessed in the ICC World Cup. Rizwan, nearing his century, ensured that the runs kept flowing, leading Pakistan to victory with grace and style.

Sri Lanka, propelled by Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama’s brilliant centuries, had set a formidable target of 344/9. Mendis’s explosive innings, punctuated with boundaries and sixes, posed a challenge. Yet, Pakistan’s tenacity shone through, making a stunning comeback against all odds.

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In the end, it was more than a victory; it was a celebration of cricket’s spirit. This match taught us that in the face of adversity, determination and teamwork can overcome any challenge. As fans, we stand in awe of the talent displayed and look forward to more such inspiring moments in the world of cricket.


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