2023 ODI World Cup Digest: Pakistan’s record chase; Malan defeated Bangladesh

The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup is underway in India and will run from October 5 to November 19. Each morning we’ll be gathering the latest action and news from the event and bringing you insights from our reporters on the ground.


Top Story: Rizwan 131*, Shafiq 113 complete record World Cup chase

Pakistan 345 for 4 wickets (Rizwan 131*, Shafiq 113, Madushanka 2-60) defeated Sri Lanka 344 for 9 (Mendis 122, Samarawickrama 108, Hasan Ali 4-71) by six wickets

Sri Lanka were given a harsh lesson in the realities of modern ODI cricket as Pakistan chased down the target of 345 with six wickets to spare, the highest ever target in a World Cup. Their charge was led by tons Abdullah Shafiq And Mohammad RizwanWhich registered two wins out of two for Pakistan, leaving behind the pair of centuries of Kusal Mendis and Sadira Samarawickrama.

Rizwan, who suffered from sometimes debilitating cramps – the physio came and saw him twice – in the final 15 overs or during the chase, ultimately remained unbeaten on 131 off 121 balls. With Shafiq – who himself recorded the highest score by a Pakistan debutant in the World Cup with 113 runs off 103 balls – they put together a partnership of 176 runs for the third wicket off just 156 balls.

Match Analysis: When Hyderabad loved Rizwan (and Pakistan)

Almost at the same time as Mohammad Rizwan was approaching his century, limping and immediately after cramping in unbearable pain, the DJ led the crowd with the familiar ‘Jeetega Bhai Jeetega’ slogan. He completed it with ‘Pakistan Jeetega’. That moment was not wasted for anyone. Even Babar Azam, who was sitting on the steps of his pavilion and concentrating on the action, allowed himself to laugh. It was unlike anything else.

Enmity with Pakistan team in Hyderabad? no chance. Fans came from far and wide to see the play ‘King Babar’, some from as far as 850 km away from Bhopal. On its part, the Pakistan team also showed the same love and warmth.

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Match Report: Malan scored 140 runs and England made a comeback by destroying Bangladesh

Defending champions England responded strongly to the defeat in their opening match of the World Cup by defeating Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dharamsala to take the lead in the tournament. Total target was 364 runs for 9 wickets David MalanFirst century at the World Cup – and fourth this calendar year – before withdrawal Reece Topley The top order collapsed as Bangladesh faltered in chase of a record target.

Asked to run in the picturesque HPCA stadium with the backdrop of the Himalayas, England showed eagerness to take on the climb. Malan and Jonny Bairstow began a steady canter in recording their first century partnership as openers, before Joe Root combined with the former in a smooth partnership of 151 runs in 19.3 overs to take England in the latter stages. Provided a strong platform to get going – at which point they faltered against Bangladesh’s death-bowling smarts Shoriful Islam and Mahedi Hasan, who took regular wickets.

news headlines

  • Australia’s all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is confident that his side may be favorable Whatever has unfolded on the surface in Lucknow ahead of the crucial clash with South Africa after a disappointing batting performance against India in Chennai.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board boss Zaka Ashraf has raised “Serious concerns and warnings” Regarding the continued delay in issuing visas to Pakistan cricket fans and journalists to travel to the World Cup in India.
  • match preview

    India vs Afghanistan, Delhi (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)

    In his first press conference in this World Cup, Hashmatullah Shahidi He spoke enthusiastically about the potential of his Afghanistan team. Even outside of that, his talent is incredible. There’s a 23-year-old in Kunar who, thanks to the great Bill Ponsford, can take the title of fastest cricketer to score 1000 first-class runs. However, the point is that these types of records can sometimes indicate a lack of quality opposition. In short, this has been Afghanistan’s problem in the longer formats.

    As iconic as their stars are in the T20 circuit, their chances of improving their level in the one-day game are slim. Afghanistan has played only 29 matches between the last World Cup and this World Cup. Even if we look at the first ODI match he played, his number reaches only 153. The Indian team that they will face on Wednesday has individual players who have played almost twice as many matches.

    team news

    India (Probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, 5 KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj

    afghanistan (Probable): 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Azmatullah Umarzai, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Naveen-ul-Haq, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rehman, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqui

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