Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique registered spectacular centuries, main Pakistan to a notable victory over Sri Lanka with a historic Cricket World Cup chase.
In an exciting match on Tuesday, Pakistan efficiently pursued a difficult rating of 345 in 48.2 overs. Rizwan delivered an unbeaten 131 whereas Shafique contributed 113, breaking the earlier World Cup report of 328 runs set by Eire towards England in 2011. Within the first innings, Kusal Mendis recorded the quickest World Cup century for Sri Lanka, accumulating 122 runs, and Sadeera Samarawickrama contributed with a swift 108 off 89 deliveries.
With this victory, Pakistan improved their Cricket World Cup head-to-head towards Sri Lanka to eight wins and no losses. They now boast 4 factors after triumphs over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, they usually put together for a extremely anticipated conflict with India in Ahmedabad.
Sri Lanka’s bowling woes persevered within the World Cup, evidenced by their loss to South Africa who posted an enormous rating towards them.
The outstanding centuries from Rizwan and Shafique, adorned with boundaries and sixes, outshined the efforts of Mendis and Samarawickrama. The latter duo’s aggressive partnership added 111 runs for Sri Lanka in a brief span.
Mendis, regardless of early reprieves from dropped catches, managed to hit a flurry of boundaries and sixes, together with a standout shot towards Hasan Ali, Pakistan’s prime performer of the day.
Samarawickrama took the reins put up Mendis’ dismissal however Pakistan’s bowlers contained the runs within the concluding overs. Haris Rauf performed a pivotal position by claiming two essential wickets. Within the subsequent innings, Sri Lankan bowlers struggled, with Matheesha Pathirana delivering inconsistent balls, leading to an costly spell.
Publish-match, Rizwan expressed his pleasure in representing his nation, emphasizing the workforce’s perception of their potential to chase the difficult complete. The camaraderie and partnerships throughout the workforce performed an important position of their success.
Then again, regardless of the setback, Sri Lanka’s skipper, Dasun Shanaka, remained optimistic. He praised his workforce’s batsmen however admitted there was room for enchancment, particularly in bowling and fielding.