PAK vs AFG Match Highlights: Today, the ICC World Cup 2023 saw Pakistan and Afghanistan face off at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In a thrilling match, Afghanistan made history by defeating Pakistan by 8 wickets. This victory propelled Afghanistan to the sixth position from the bottom in the points table. Let’s delve into the key moments of the Pakistan vs Afghanistan match and take a look at the latest CWC points table.
PAK vs AFG Match Details
|Tournament||ICC Cricket World Cup 2023|
|Match||PAK vs AFG, 22nd Match|
|Date||Monday, October 23, 2023|
|Toss||Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat|
|Venue||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup 2023 Match Highlights
This afternoon at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bat first. During the batting session, Babar Azam and his team scored 282 runs, losing seven wickets in 50 overs. Captain Babar Azam himself scored 74 runs in 92 balls. Additionally, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed contributed 40 runs each.
In the bowling department, Noor Ahmad secured three wickets and Naveen-ul-Haq took two wickets for Afghanistan. Nabi and Azmatullah also claimed one wicket each. Despite not taking any wickets, Rashid Khan bowled economically, giving only 41 runs in ten overs, aiding his fellow bowlers.
Chasing the target of 282 runs, the Afghanistan team clinched their second win in the tournament, achieving the target in 49 overs with just two wickets lost. For Afghanistan, opener batsman Ibrahim Zadran was the top scorer, playing an impressive innings of 87 runs in 113 balls, including ten fours. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 65 runs in 53 balls, comprising nine fours and one six. The openers shared a notable 130-run partnership for the first wicket.
Following their dismissal, Rahmat Shah and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi remained not-out and guided their team to victory. Rahmat scored 77 runs in 84 balls with five fours and two sixes, while captain Shahidi contributed 48 runs in 45 balls, with four fours.
With this win, Afghanistan’s chances of qualifying for the Cricket World Cup have improved, while the path for Pakistan seems to be getting more challenging.
PAK vs AFG Playing 11s
Pakistan Playing 11: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
Afghanistan Playing 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad
PAK vs AFG Scoreboard Today
PAK vs AFG Top Run Scorer Today
PAK vs AFG Most Wickets Today
PAK vs AFG Today Man of the Match Winner
|Stats||Bat: 87 Runs|
ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table After Pakistan vs Afghanistan Match (Updated)