Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup 2023 Highlights: PAK defeats SL by 6 wickets, highest run-chase in WC
Rizwan smoked an unbeaten 131 versus the Lankans. His knock consisted of 8 fours and three sixes.
The highest run chase in the history of the ICC World Cup was accomplished by Pakistan versus Sri Lanka thanks to Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique. Pakistan won by six wickets. The pair turned the game around after a rocky beginning, and even when Abdullah Shafique was removed following his century, Mohammad Rizwan continued to bat unabated for 131 balls.
Abdullah Shafique’s 113-run inning helped Pakistan make a stunning comeback in the match. Nearing 100 and still in the crease, Mohammad Rizwan is sure that one side continues to score runs. After Matheesha Pathirana secured Abdullah Shafique’s wicket, Saud Shakeel started the chase.
The game was entirely under the control of Sri Lanka, who maintained their bowling tight and didn’t leave much room.
- Lanka’s victory over Pakistan had the highest World Cup score.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Sri Lanka’s 344/9 against Pakistan is their best ODI World Cup score. In the 1983 World Cup, their previous-best score was 288/9. In addition, Sri Lanka scored their third-highest World Cup total, behind 398/5 against Kenya and 363/9 against Scotland in 2015.
- Pakistan strives for the highest score
Pakistan successfully defended their highest World Cup score ever. They chased down a score of 300+ for the first time. The greatest successful chase by Pakistan prior to this was a 263 against New Zealand in the 1992 semifinals. In addition, this is Pakistan’s second-highest ODI chase after 349 against Australia.
- Highest goal ever successfully pursued in a World Cup
Pakistan outperformed Ireland, which had previously set the record for the fastest objective chased in World Cup history (328 against England in 2011). In addition, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka with the highest successful run-chase of any team in ODI cricket.
- Pakistan’s third-best World Cup scoring
The third-highest World Cup score for Pakistan was recorded. The scores of 349/10 against Zimbabwe in 2007 and 348/8 against England in 2019 remain their greatest. Additionally, it was the first time Pakistan had scored over 270 runs when pursuing in a World Cup match. Their previous high score came when they played Australia, 266.
- Mendis hits Sri Lanka’s fastest World Cup ton for the country.
A 77-ball 122 was blasted by Kusal Mendis. His knock contained six sixes and 14 fours. Mendis arrived at his
- Sri Lankan WK’s second-highest score in the ICC World Cup
Mendis’ 122-run innings has moved him to second place among wicketkeepers from Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup. Sangakkara (124) of the 2015 Hobart match versus Scotland holds the top spot. Mendis also beat Pakistan with the best ODI score by a Sri Lankan wicketkeeper.
- Mendis scores the highest goal by a Sri Lankan in a World Cup match against Pakistan.
In ICC World Cup history, Mendis’ 122 is the greatest individual score by a Sri Lankan batsman against Pakistan. In addition, Ross Taylor’s seven sixes at the 2011 World Cup are the second-highest total in an innings against Pakistan following his six sixes.
- Highest partnership for Sri Lanka in their World Cup match against Pakistan
The 111-run partnership between Mendis and Sadeera against Pakistan in the World Cup is the greatest for Sri Lanka (any wicket). Notably, Mendis and Pathum Nissanka briefly owned the record in the same game after their 102-run opening wicket partnership.
- Shafique set this mark on his first World Cup appearance.
Following his replacement of Fakhar Zaman up front, Abdullah Shafique hit a century on his World Cup debut. Shafique has been the first Pakistani player to achieve a century in their ICC World Cup debut, according to cricket statistician Bharath Seervi. He surpassed Mohsin Khan, who had held the record for Pakistan’s greatest World Cup debut score in 1982 against Sri Lanka in 1983.
- Second-youngest Pakistani World Cup century scorer
Shafique is now the fourth Pakistani batsman to achieve a century against Sri Lanka in a World Cup match, according to Cricbuzz. The others are individuals like Imran Khan (1983), Javed Miandad (1987), and Saleem Malik (1987). Shafique is the second-youngest Pakistani to score 100 goals in the World Cup, having turned 23 years and 324 days old. At 23 years and 195 days, Imam-ul-Haq defeated Bangladesh in 2019.
- Rizwan runs about 6000 times abroad.
Rizwan batted against the Lankans for an undefeated 131. He hit eight fours and three sixes throughout his knock. Rizwan, who has 1892 ODI runs at a 40.25 average, slammed his third century and his first one against the Lankans. Now that Rizwan has passed.
- In ODI cricket, Rizwan sets an exceptional record for Pakistan.
In ODI cricket, Rizwan’s 131* is currently the best individual score by a Pakistani wicket-keeper. Kamran Akmal’s previous mark of 124 against the West Indies in 2005 was surpassed by him.