Afghanistan won their first-ever One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan in a thrilling World Cup game. They managed to chase down a target of 283 runs, winning with eight wickets and six balls to spare.
Ibrahim Zadran led the way with 87 runs, helped by Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 65 and Rahmat Shah’s 77 not out. This win pushed Afghanistan to the sixth spot in the tournament, while England, the defending champions, fell to the bottom of the standings.
Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, scored 74 runs, helping his team reach a total of 282-7 in Chennai. Afghanistan’s young spinner, Noor Ahmad, was the star bowler, taking three important wickets for 49 runs.
This victory was historic for Afghanistan as it was their first win over Pakistan in ODI history, and it marked their highest successful chase, beating their previous record set in 2014 against the United Arab Emirates.
Additionally, this win was only the third World Cup victory for Afghanistan, with earlier wins against Scotland in 2015 and England in the current tournament.