Pakistan is proving to be a formidable threat to all nine opponents and their hopes of winning the World Cup 2023 in just two games. They crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets in Hyderabad, achieving the target of 345 and breaking the record for the biggest successful World Cup chase. The World Cup’s longest winning streak has broken, moving Pakistan’s 7-0 advantage over India into second place.
The highest score by a Pakistani wicketkeeper in ODIs is Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 131, which surpasses Kamran Akmal’s 124 against the West Indies in Brisbane in 2005. Sri Lanka scored 344/9 in their first innings while batting first appeared that Pakistan had a terrible day. But Pakistan’s precise death bowling during the final ten over gave them hope. A crucial turning point occurred when Sri Lanka could only manage 61 runs in the last ten overs despite having six wickets in hand.
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023: Pakistan chased 345 runs, shattering numerous records
In the history of the World Cup, Pakistan accomplished the biggest successful chase by gunning down a target of 345 against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan established itself as a formidable team
Pakistan is proving itself an imminent danger to all nine opponents and their hopes of winning the 2023 World Cup in just two games. As if their victory over the Netherlands wasn’t convincing enough, Pakistan increased their brutality Tuesday night when they crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets in Hyderabad, defeating a target of 345.
Pakistan outdid Ireland’s 328 against England in 2011 to break the record for the greatest successful World Cup chase with this herculean feat.
The ICC Men’s World Cup’s longest winning streak
Pakistan has surpassed a target of 340+ for the second time in two years. They achieved their highest-ever successful chase in 2021 when they conquered the Australian target 349. Two years and six months later, they repeated the feat last night in Hyderabad, handing Sri Lanka its eighth defeat by Pakistan in World Cups. The World Cup’s longest winning streak has broken, moving Pakistan’s 7-0 advantage over India into second place.
More facts and trivia
There are still more facts and trivia. The highest score by a Pakistani wicketkeeper in ODIs is Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 131. Rizwan and fellow centurion Abdullah Shafique led the chase after their team fell to 37/2 in 8 overs. The previous high score was 124 by Kamran Akmal in 2005 against the West Indies in Brisbane.
It surpasses Rami Raja’s 119 not out against New Zealand in 1992 to become the second-highest score by a Pakistani batter at a World Cup. The highest score is comfortably Imran Nazir’s 160 against Zimbabwe in Kingston, West Indies.
Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka: About the match
When Sri Lanka scored 344/9 in their first innings while batting first, it appeared that Pakistan was in for a terrible day. Yet, centuries from Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama placed them on track to score at least 370 runs.
However, some precise death bowling from Pakistan gave them hope. Hasan Ali finished with four wickets, and Haris Rauf bowled a two-wicket final over. A crucial turning point in the game occurred when Sri Lanka could only muster 61 runs in the last ten overs despite having six wickets in hand.