Mohammad Rizwan was seen at his absolute best as he played one of the finest knocks of his ODI career against Sri Lanka during Match 9 of World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, October 10. The wicketkeeper-batter played a scintillating knock of 131* (121) smashing eight fours and three sixes in his innings as he helped his side chase down the highest target in World Cup history (345/4).

During his knock, Rizwan battled through severe cramps and continued his innings in excruciating pain determined to take his team home. His mental fortitude helped Pakistan recover from a precarious situation at 37/2 as he got involved in a crucial 176-run stand with Abdullah Shafique (113 off 103).

During his innings, the 31-year-old played a magnificent shot as he used his cramp-laden feet against Dhananjaya de Silva in the 37th over. Rizwan danced down the track to smack De Silva over long-off for a six. The right-handed batter immediately fell down after completing his shot and contorted his face in anguish.

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The shot left everyone in the ground stunned as people applauded Rizwan’s determination to take his team to victory.

Watch the shot here:

Rizwan recorded Highest score by a Pakistan wicketkeeper in ODIs

Rizwan not only helped Pakistan create history but also registered the highest individual score by a Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter in ODIs leaving behind Kamran Akmal’s 124 vs West Indies in Brisbane, 2005. Notably, it was also the highest chase against Sri Lanka in ODIs. 

Pakistan surpassed Ireland’s historic chase of 328 against England in Bengaluru during the 2011 World Cup and set a new record of highest successful chase in World Cup history by chasing down 345 in 48.2 overs.

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Earlier in the day, Kusal Mendis also scripted history by scoring the fastest hundred by a Sri Lankan batter in the ODI World Cup in just 65 balls. He went on to score 122 off 77 balls and got good support from Sadeera Samarawickrama (108 off 99) as the duo helped Sri Lanka post 344/9 in their allotted 50 overs.



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