Abdullah Shafique became the first Pakistani to score a 100 on World Cup debut as he smashed a rescuing 113 run innings against Sri Lanka.
Abdullah Shafique has impacted the world forever with a record-breaking 100 in just his fifth One Day International (ODI). The opening batter delivered a brilliant performance on his World Cup debut, scoring his 1st ODI hundred. Shafique’s 100, accomplished in just 97 balls, highlighted 8 fours and 3 sixes, exhibiting his exceptional ability and versatility.
With this, Abdullah Shafique enrolled his most memorable ODI century as well as making a record of becoming the first Pakistani to score 100 on a World Cup debut.
His remarkable feat powered Pakistan in an extreme pursuit against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. Confronting the formidable challenge of pursuing a daunting 345-run target, Pakistan ended up in a tough situation from the beginning, losing key wickets, including those of Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam.
However, Abdullah Shafique’s composure and ability shone through, turning into the defining moment of the match. Collaborating with the steadfast Mohammad Rizwan, Shafique played a pivotal role in balancing out Pakistan’s innings.