Afghanistan on Monday pulled off one other upset of this World Cup after they crushed Pakistan by eight wickets. That is the second time the Afghans shocked the cricket world on this coveted sequence after they defeated England earlier.
Pakistan received the toss and batted first. With Babar Azam’s 74 runs and Abdullah Shafique’s 58, Pakistan had been capable of put in a good whole in opposition to their neighbour, who had been up to now on the backside within the factors desk.
Chasing 282 to win, Afghanistan had been off to a spectacular begin as their opening pair added 130 runs in 21 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s fiery 65-run knock from 53 balls and Ibrahim Zarda’s managed however essential inning of 87 runs laid the muse for Afghanistan’s victory in opposition to Pakistan.
Pakistan received their first breakthrough at 130 after Gurbaz received out to Shaheen Afridi. Afghanistan misplaced their second wicket at 190. For the third wicket, Afghanistan once more succeeded in constructing one other stable partnership of 96 runs. Rahmat Shah’s 77-run knock and Hashmatullah Shahidi’s 48 runs helped the Afghans clinch the second-biggest win within the World Cup 2023.
India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant congratulated Afghanistan and mentioned: “Gr8 cricket. A really well-deserved win. Completely dominated the sport in opposition to Pakistan.”
Netizens priased Afghanistan for enjoying high-class cricket, and gorgeous two string groups like England and Pakistan. Vineeth, a social media consumer, mentioned: “October fifteenth – Afghanistan defeated England. October twenty third – Afghanistan defeated Pakistan. Two best days in Afghanistan historical past when the entire nation goes via the powerful time – the fighters of world cricket.”
Mufaddal Vohra, one other social media consumer and cricket watcher, mentioned: “HISTORY HAS BEEN CREATED IN CHENNAI….!!!Afghanistan defeated England and Pakistan within the span of 9 days. This World Cup can be remembered in Afghanistan cricket without end – take a bow, Afghan boys.”