ICC ODI World Cup PAK vs SL Live : Pakistan team registered a world record win against Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup on Tuesday. Chasing the target of 345 runs, the two leading batsmen were back for 37 runs. Still, Pakistan managed to pull off the victory with the record partnership and individual centuries of Mohammad Rizwan and 23-year-old Abdullah Shafique. Shafiq became the first Pakistani to score a century on World Cup debut, while Rizwan stood on the field despite suffering from a back injury and leg cramps and produced the biggest win in World Cup history. This is the first time that 4 centuries have been scored in a single match in the World Cup.
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Sri Lankan bowler Dilshan Madushanka dismissed Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq (12) and Babar Azam (10). After that, Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafiq shaped Pakistan’s innings. Shafiq scored a 97-ball century on his World Cup debut, becoming the first Pakistani batsman to do so. The Sri Lankan skipper introduced Matisha Pathirana in a bowling change and he shocked Pakistan in the 34th over. Shafiq was caught for 113 off 103 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. Hemantha, who came as a substitute player, took an amazing catch at point.
His 176-run partnership with Rizwan ended. This was the second best partnership by Pakistan in the World Cup. Saeed Anwar-Wasti scored 194 against New Zealand in 1999. Rizwan stood on the field even though his back hurt, his leg cramped. Rizwan completed his century in 97 balls. Rizwan became Pakistan’s second wicketkeeper to score a century in the World Cup. In 2015, Sarfraz Ahmed scored an unbeaten 101 against Ireland. Saud Shakeel bounced back with 31 runs, but by then Pakistan were on the verge of victory. Pakistan needed 31 runs from 30 balls and had 6 wickets in hand. Iftikhar Ahamad scored a quick 22 runs in 10 balls. Both scored 19 runs in the 48th over bowled by Pathirana. Rizwan scored 130 off 121 with 9 fours and 3 sixes and Pakistan won the match by 6 wickets in 48.2 overs. In 2011, Ireland successfully chased down 329 runs against England.
Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 344 for 9 when batting first. Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nisanka (51) put on a record 102-run partnership for the second wicket. Mendis and Sadira Samarawickrama also shared a partnership of 111 runs in 69 balls for the third wicket. Mendis was dismissed for 122 runs off 77 balls with 14 fours and 6 sixes. He scored the fastest ODI century for Sri Lanka. Samaravikrama scored 108 runs off 89 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. Sri Lanka scored 344 for 9. This was the best score by any team against Pakistan in the World Cup.