On October 23, 2023, Pakistan and Afghanistan faced off in a thrilling ICC World Cup match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The match was highly anticipated, as both teams are known for their aggressive and unpredictable style of play.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan on October 23, 2023 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Pakistan Batting Performance
Yet to bat
Usama Mir · Hasan Ali · Haris Rauf
Fall of Wickets
56/1 (Imam-ul-Haq, 10.1 ov) · 110/2 (A. Shafique, 22.3 ov) · 120/3 (M. Rizwan, 24.4 ov) · 163/4 (S. Shakeel, 33.6 ov) · 206/5 (B. Azam, 41.5 ov) · 279/6 (I. Ahmed, 49.2 ov) · 282/7 (S. Khan, 49.6 ov)
Afghanistan Batting Performance
Yet to bat
Azmatullah Omarzai · Ikram Alikhil (Wk) · Mohammad Nabi · Rashid Khan · Mujeeb Ur Rahman · Naveen-ul-Haq · Noor Ahmad
Fall of Wickets
130/1 (R. Gurbaz, 21.1 ov) · 190/2 (I. Zadran, 33.3 ov)
Pakistan Bowling Performance
In the recent cricket match, the Pakistani bowlers displayed their skills.
Shaheen Afridi bowled 10 overs, conceding 58 runs and taking 1 wicket at an economy rate of 5.80.
Hasan Ali also bowled 10 overs, giving away 44 runs and securing 1 wicket with an economy rate of 4.40.
Haris Rauf, in his 8 overs, didn’t claim any wickets but conceded 53 runs (economy rate: 6.63).
Similarly, Usama Mir bowled 8 overs without taking any wickets, allowing 55 runs (economy rate: 6.88).
Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed both bowled 8 and 5 overs respectively, but couldn’t secure any wickets. Shadab conceded 49 runs (economy rate: 6.13), while Iftikhar gave away 27 runs (economy rate: 5.40).
Overall, the bowling performance was a mix of successes and challenges for the Pakistani team.
Afghanistan Bowling Performance
In the same cricket match, the Afghan bowlers showcased their talent.
Naveen-ul-Haq bowled 7 overs, taking 2 wickets while conceding 52 runs (economy rate: 7.43).
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, in his 8 overs, didn’t secure any wickets but gave away 55 runs (economy rate: 6.88).
Mohammad Nabi bowled 10 overs, claiming 1 wicket and conceding only 31 runs (economy rate: 3.10).
Azmatullah Omarzai, in his 5 overs, took 1 wicket but conceded 50 runs (economy rate: 10.00).
Rashid Khan, despite bowling 10 overs, couldn’t secure any wickets and allowed 41 runs (economy rate: 4.10).
Finally, Noor Ahmad bowled 10 overs, taking an impressive 3 wickets while conceding 49 runs (economy rate: 4.90).
Overall, the Afghan bowling attack had its moments of success and challenges during the game.
Man of match
Ibrahim Zadran was named the Man of the Match in Afghanistan’s eight-wicket victory over Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 match on October 23, 2023 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Ibrahim Zadran delivered an outstanding performance. He scored 87 runs off 113 balls, showcasing remarkable resilience at the crease. Despite not taking any wickets, his batting prowess was instrumental in his team’s success. With a strike rate of 76.99, he played a crucial role and was rightfully awarded the Man of the Match title.
Afghanistan’s eight-wicket victory over Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 match on October 23, 2023 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai was a remarkable achievement. It was their biggest ever win over Pakistan in ODIs, and it came at a time when they were looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to England in their previous match.
Afghanistan’s victory was built on a solid foundation laid by their bowlers. They restricted Pakistan to 282, which was a below-par score on the Chennai pitch. The Afghan bowlers were particularly effective in the middle overs, and they picked up wickets at regular intervals.
Afghanistan’s batsmen then produced a magnificent performance to chase down the target with six balls to spare. Ibrahim Zadran led the way with a brilliant century, and he was ably supported by Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah. The Afghan batsmen showed great composure and skill, and they never looked in any real danger of losing the match.
Afghanistan’s victory was a major upset, and it sent shockwaves through the cricket world. It was a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication, and it showed that they are capable of beating any team on their day.
The match was also a significant moment for Afghanistan cricket. It was their first ever win over Pakistan in a World Cup match, and it showed that they are now a force to be reckoned with in international cricket.
Afghanistan’s victory was a great day for the sport of cricket, and it was a fitting end to a thrilling match. It was a match that will be remembered for many years to come.