In the 22nd game of the ICC World Cup 2023, Pakistan faced Afghanistan at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium in India. After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first The opening partnership, led by Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique, started strongly but faced a setback when Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed for 56 runs, thanks to Azmatullah Omarzai’s effort.
Abdullah Shafique put on a remarkable performance, contributing 58 runs, including five fours and two sixes, which significantly boosted Pakistan’s total. However, the batting lineup stumbled when Muhammad Rizwan could only manage eight runs before getting out.
The standout performers for Pakistan were their captains, Babar Azam, and Saud Shakeel. As of the latest update, Babar Azam had scored 43 runs, and Saud Shakeel had accumulated 12 runs. At the 32nd over mark, Pakistan had reached a total of 146 runs with the loss of three wickets. Pakistan set a target of 283 runs for Afghanistan while losing seven wickets.
It’s worth noting that Pakistan made a change in their lineup, with Shadab Khan replacing Muhammad Nawaz due to the latter’s illness. On the other hand, Afghanistan also made a lineup change by including Noor Ahmad instead of Farooqi, strengthening their spin bowling department.
This ongoing match holds great importance for both teams, as they aim to secure a crucial victory in the ICC World Cup 2023, and the result will have a significant impact on their journey in the tournament.