Who Won? Pakistan Vs Afghanistan | 22nd Match of World Cup 2023 – 23 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Pakistan Vs Afghanistan 22nd Match of World Cup 2023 – 23 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, the 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 held at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India on October 23, 2023.

The great win for Afghanistan over Pakistan in ODI. Pakistan team after winning the toss took bat first on batting pitch. But they did not show a great performance. The Pakistani team gave them 282 runs to chase. They chased the target successfully and won their first match over Pakistan. Afghanistan team won the match by 8 wickets, there was still one over remaining. All the players did their best and achieved a big win in this tournament. Ibrahim Zadran scored 87 runs off 113 balls and was named as the Player of the Match.

Playing XI

Abdullah ShafiqueRahmanullah Gurbaz
Imam-ul-HaqIbrahim Zadran
Babar Azam (C)Rahmat Shah
Mohammad RizwanHashmatullah Shahidi (C)
Saud ShakeelAzmatullah Omarzai
Shadab KhanIkram Alikhil
Iftikhar AhmedMohammad Nabi
Shaheen Shah AfridiRashid Khan
Usama MirMujeeb Ur Rahman
Hassan AliNaveen-ul-Haq
Haris RaufNoor Ahmed

After losing the last two matches, the Pakistani team entered the field with new enthusiasm to win this match. But unfortunately, this victory was not in their destiny. The decision of bat first proved to be wrong. Both openers Imam and Abdullah Shafique started the innings slowly. But the bowling attack from Afghanistan was such that Pakistan batters faced difficulties on the ground.

Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq started to play. But both suffered a lot to gain the runs on this surface. Afghanistan bowlers hardly let them score. Moreover, the Pakistani team scored 56 runs in the first 10 overs with no loss of wickets. This was the best powerplay for the Pakistani team in the last 10 innings of the World Cup.

Afghanistan bowling against pakistan

Noor Ahmed who is the youngest bowler of the Afghan team bowled outstandingly and grabbed the first wicket for the team. Imam-ul-Haq could score only 17 runs. After the fall of Imam-ul-Haq’s wicket, the Afghanistan team kept trying to take wickets for the next 12 overs but could not succeed. Babar and Abdullah Shafique added 54 runs. After Abdullah Shafique’s dismissal, it seemed that the team’s momentum had dropped and they would have scored very smartly and saved their wicket.

In their previous matches, the Pakistani team could not hit a single six but in this match, Abdullah Shafique hit two sixes. Abdullah Shafique scored his successive half-century. As the game proceeded, the pitch got tired and became hard to score. So, the Afghanistan team grabbed this opportunity and Azmatullah Omarzai took the wicket of Abdullah Shafique. He scored 58 runs. While Rizwan joined the Babar. In his first few balls, he showed a positive attitude but Noor bowls a wide length. Rizwan tried to play the shot but handed his catch to Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Babar used 92 balls to add 74 runs. He returned to the pavilion off Noor Ahmed. This was Noor’s third wicket. He dropped down the wickets of top-order batsmen and built pressure on them. Saud Shakeel scored 25 runs off 34 balls. Iftikhar and Shadab added 40 40 runs while playing their brilliant innings. 

Iftikhar made long shots and made boundaries. He hit 4 sixes and 2 fours and scored 40 runs in 27 balls. Unfortunately, was out in the last over when 4 balls were remaining and Shadab was dismissed on the last ball of the inning. They gave them the target of 283 runs.

Pakistan bowling 22nd match World Cup 2023

Both Afghanistan’s start and finish were excellent, their first win over Pakistan was brilliant. Their team managed to set a very small target, but looking at the previous performances of the Afghanistan team, even this target seemed difficult for them. But he played a good innings. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran gave a good start and made a partnership of 130 runs. They both completed their fifties and reached 100 runs in 15.3 overs. Rahmanullah got out after scoring 65 runs. Ibrahim returned to his form and played 87 runs but was dismissed by Hassan Ali. But getting these two wickets was very hard for the Pakistan team. 

After this, the Afghanistan team easily chased this target after the loss of two wickets. Rahmat played an unbeaten 77 runs off 84 balls. Hashmatullah Shahidi, the captain of the Afghanistan team played the winning shot. He scored 48* runs and remained unbeatable. The chasing journey of Afghanistan was very smooth. They achieved a big win with a loss of 2 wickets and won the match by 8 wickets.

Afghanistan win the match, Shahidi

Ibrahim Zadran was announced the player of the match after scoring 87 runs off 113 balls. Noor Ahmed took 3 starting wickets for Pakistan and showed an excellent performance.

Scorecard of Both Teams

Pakistan Batting

Abdullah Shafique5875895277.33
Babar Azam (C)74921214180.43
Mohammad Rizwan81080180.00
Saud Shakeel2534353073.52
Shadab Khan40387511105.26
Iftikhar Ahmed40274024148.14
Shaheen Shah Afridi33400100.00
Total282/750 Ov

Afghanistan Bowling

Mujeeb Ur Rahman805506.8700
Mohammad Nabi1003113.1000
Azmatullah Omarzai5050110.0030
Rashid Khan1004104.1000
Noor Ahmed1004934.9041

Afghanistan Batting

Rahmanullah Gurbaz65539191122.64
Ibrahim Zadran8711314610076.99
Rahmat Shah77841295291.66
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)48457440106.66
Total286/249 Ov

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Shah Afridi1005815.8020
Hasan Ali1014414.4010
Haris Rauf815306.6230
Usama Mir805506.8721
Shadab Khan804906.1200
Iftikhar Ahmed502705.4000

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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