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Islamabad(Digital Post): Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique’s brilliant centuries helped Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka….. 

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Pakistan made history thanks to brilliant centuries by Muhammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafiq.
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka for the 8th consecutive time in the World Cup, Pakistan achieved the big target of 345 runs in 48.2 overs.
Abdullah Shafiq became the first Pakistani player to score a century on debut in the history of ICC World Cup.
In the eighth match of the World Cup, Sri Lanka gave a target of 345 runs to Pakistan. Set the biggest goal.
In the World Cup 2023, Sri Lanka set the biggest target of 345 runs against Pakistan in the mega event, which Pakistan achieved with 10 balls to spare thanks to the brilliant centuries of Muhammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafiq.
Pakistan’s two major wickets fell for only 37 runs, Imamul Haq scored 12 and Babar Azam returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. After that, Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan led the innings responsibly and formed a partnership of 176 runs off 156 balls. Kay and led the team to the biggest thing in the history of the mega event.
Abdullah Shafiq completed his century during the partnership while Muhammad Rizwan scored a half-century, the green shirts opener was completely overshadowed as long as he was on the wicket.
Abdullah Shafiq returned to the pavilion scoring 113 runs off 103 balls, during which he hit 3 sixes and 10 fours. After his departure, Mohammad Rizwan played a responsible innings till the end and completed his century. Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 131 runs in this match, during which he hit 3 sixes and 8 fours.
Ireland holds the record for the highest chase in World Cup history, scoring 328 runs against England in 2011. Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsmen Kaushal Mendes and Samara Wickrama scored centuries while Patham Nissanka was the outstanding batsman with 51 runs. Other players except Dhananjaya De Silva 25, captain Dasan Shanaka 12 and Dinoth Velalge 10 did not cross double figures.
Pakistan’s Hasan Ali took 4 wickets, Haris Rauf 2 while Shaheen Afridi, Shadab and Muhammad Nawaz took 1 and 1 wicket respectively. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. It should be noted that this is the second match between the two teams in this World Cup, Pakistan won their first match while Sri Lanka lost in the first match.

Earlier, defending champion England defeated Bangladesh by 137 runs in the seventh match of the World Cup.

In the match played in Dharamsala, the Bangladesh team was bowled out for 227 runs in 48.2 overs chasing 365 runs.
On behalf of Bangladesh, Liton Das scored 76 runs, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 51 runs and Tawheed Redoy scored 39 runs while Mehdi Hasan scored 14 runs, Tasin Ahmad scored 13 runs and Shariful Islam scored 12 runs.

Reese Topley took 4 wickets and Chris Woakes 2 wickets for England. Bangladesh won the toss and invited the English team to bat, the defending champions scored 364 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. England’s opening batsman David Mullan scored a brilliant century and played an innings of 140 runs, while Joe Root scored 82 runs and Jonny Bairstow scored 52 runs. Bangladeshi bowler Mehdi Hasan dismissed 4 players.

It should be noted that this was the second match between the two teams, previously New Zealand defeated England by 9 wickets while Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 6 wickets.

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