ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 8th Match Summary and Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 8th Match World Cup 2023 Pakistan won the match by 6 wickets, with Mohammad Rizwan leading the chase with a brilliant 116 runs. Abdullah Shafique also scored a crucial 113 runs. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis scored a century, but it was not enough to save the team from defeat.

Pakistan’s victory was a hard-fought one, but they ultimately deserved to win. Their bowlers were put to the sword by Mendis and Samarawickrama, but they managed to keep Sri Lanka to a manageable total.

Rizwan’s century was the difference between the two sides, and he was well supported by Shafique and Iftikhar Ahmed.

Sri Lanka will be disappointed with their loss, but they can take some positives from the match.

Mendis and Samarawickrama both batted superbly, and their bowlers put up a good fight. They will need to improve their fielding if they want to challenge the top teams in the tournament.

PAK vs SL Match Details World Cup 2023

EventICC Mens Cricket World Cup 2023
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
MatchPakistan vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match, CWC 2023
TossSri Lanka Won the Toss Elected To bat First
ResultsPakistan Won by 6 Wickets
Player of the MatchMuhammad Rizwan
Points Pakistan 2, Sri Lanka 0

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023

  • Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored centuries for Sri Lanka.
  • Hasan Ali picked up four wickets for Pakistan.
  • Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique put on a 225-run partnership for Pakistan.
  • Rizwan scored 154, and Shafique made 113.
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Result: Pakistan won by 6 wickets.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Man of The Match

Rizwan, Player of the Match: Always be proud when you play like this. It’s tough, and when you race like that, it’s always special. All the players in the dressing room believe we can continue this.

Rizwan went on to score a match-winning century (116), and Pakistan eventually reached the target in 48 overs with 6 wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka Innings:

Sri Lanka posted a formidable 344/9 in their 50 overs, thanks to centuries from Kusal Mendis (113) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (111). Mendis was particularly destructive, hitting his century in just 84 balls.

Samarawickrama was also in fine form, hitting his century in 112 balls. Dilshan Madushanka was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, with four wickets.

Pakistan Bowling

Pakistan Innings:

Pakistan got off to a shaky start, losing their first two wickets for just 20 runs. However, a 133-run partnership between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan steadied the ship. Rizwan went on to score a match-winning century (116), and Pakistan eventually reached the target in 48 overs with 6 wickets in hand.

Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 48 runs, 2 wickets)

In the initial 10 overs, as per the mandatory requirement, the team scored 48 runs and lost 2 wickets.

Sadeera Samarawickrama kept in place of Kusal Mendis from the start of Pakistan innings

Sadeera Samarawickrama replaced Kusal Mendis at the beginning of Pakistan’s innings.

Over 9.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – Abdullah Shafique (Struck down)

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At over 9.6, there was a review by the Sri Lankan team regarding a bowling decision. The umpire, AG Wharf, declared the batter, Abdullah Shafique, out after the review.

Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 – 40.0 (Mandatory – 223 runs, 1 wicket)

During the second powerplay phase from overs 10.1 to 40.0, the team scored 223 runs and lost 1 wicket, as per the mandatory requirement.

Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 1

Pakistan reached a total of 50 runs in 10.2 overs, faced with 62 balls, with 1 extra run.

Drinks: Pakistan – 71/2 in 15.0 overs (Abdullah Shafique 37, Mohammad Rizwan 10)

At the 15-over mark, during the drinks break, Pakistan’s score was 71/2. Abdullah Shafique had scored 37 runs, and Mohammad Rizwan had scored 10 runs.

3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (Abdullah Shafique 27, Mohammad Rizwan 20, Ex 3)

The third-wicket partnership between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan reached 50 runs in 58 balls, including 3 extra runs.

Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 9

Pakistan’s total reached 100 runs in 18.5 overs, facing 113 balls, with 9 extra runs.

Abdullah Shafique: 50 off 58 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)

Abdullah Shafique achieved his half-century, scoring 50 runs off 58 balls, which included 4 boundaries and 1 six.

3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 104 balls (Abdullah Shafique 53, Mohammad Rizwan 39, Ex 8)

The third-wicket partnership between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan reached 100 runs in 104 balls, including 8 extra runs.

Pakistan: 150 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 9

Pakistan’s total crossed 150 runs in 26.6 overs, facing 162 balls, with 9 extra runs.

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Mohammad Rizwan: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4)

Mohammad Rizwan reached his half-century, scoring 50 runs off 58 balls, which included 5 boundaries.

3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 141 balls (Abdullah Shafique 84, Mohammad Rizwan 58, Ex 8)

The third-wicket partnership between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan reached 150 runs in 141 balls, including 8 extra runs.

Abdullah Shafique: 100 off 97 balls (8 x 4, 3 x 6)

Abdullah Shafique achieved his century, scoring 100 runs off 97 balls, with 8 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Pakistan: 200 runs in 31.3 overs (190 balls), Extras 10

Pakistan’s total reached 200 runs in 31.3 overs, facing 190 balls, with 10 extra runs.

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