In a stunning turn of events at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan achieved a remarkable victory by successfully chasing down a daunting total of 345 against Sri Lanka in a thrilling clash held at Hyderabad. This incredible win catapults Pakistan to the second position in the points table, showcasing their mettle in the tournament.

The match against Sri Lanka marked Pakistan’s final appearance at Hyderabad, where they had been stationed since the warm-up matches leading up to the World Cup. As they bid adieu to the city and make their way to Ahmedabad for upcoming fixtures, the team exhibited a heartwarming gesture.

Captain Babar Azam, along with star bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and other team members, took the time to click pictures with the dedicated groundstaff of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. These snapshots of their appreciative gesture quickly became a sensation among cricket enthusiasts, highlighting the camaraderie and sportsmanship that the game of cricket often fosters.

The heartwarming gesture

In a historic showdown at the ICC Cricket World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique displayed an outstanding partnership that propelled Pakistan to a record-breaking six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. This monumental achievement marked the highest successful run chase in the history of the ICC World Cup.

Initially facing a shaky start, the duo of Rizwan and Shafique orchestrated a remarkable turnaround for Pakistan. Even after Abdullah Shafique’s dismissal following his century, Mohammad Rizwan continued to anchor the innings, ultimately remaining unbeaten with an impressive score of 131.

Abdullah Shafique’s spectacular 113-run innings played a pivotal role in Pakistan‘s stunning comeback. Mohammad Rizwan, still standing strong at the crease, approached a century himself, ensuring a steady flow of runs. Saud Shakeel joined the chase after the departure of Abdullah Shafique, maintaining the team’s momentum.

Sri Lanka had initially imposed control over the game, with their bowlers maintaining a tight line, making scoring opportunities scarce. Despite the early loss of Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan‘s determined partnership steered Pakistan towards a historic victory.

Sri Lanka had set a formidable target of 345 runs, but Pakistan’s exceptional batting display secured them an unforgettable triumph in this thrilling World Cup encounter.

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