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PAK vs AFG, 2nd ODI Match

In PAK vs AFG, 2nd ODI Afghanistan won the toss and chose to go first in their second ODI against Pakistan in Hambantota. This is Afghanistan’s last chance to return to the series.

Afghanistan gave target of 300 runs.

Pakistan won the match by one Wicket and 1 ball remaining.

What a thrilling batting has been done by Pakistan. Pakistani bowler Specially Shadab who charged the Afghan bowler by giving a 4 and a 6 in 49 overs and brought Pakistan close to the victory.

Like last year, Naseem again performed very well this time against Afghanistan, the same bowler hit 2 sixes in 2 balls last time and today in the last over we needed 3 scores in 2 balls and Pakistan won by one ball and one wicket.

Thus, Pakistan won the series from Afghanistan by 2.0 in PAK vs AFG.

         Afghanistan vs Pakistan

         ODI Matches 3 of 3

         Pakistan leads 2 of 0

Pakistani captain Babar Azam on throw:

Captain Babar Azam said after the toss that: ”we want to put pressure on them by getting early wickets. We must increase our influence. We should enter the field with full enthusiasm. Everyone is excited. We are the hope of every person of Pakistan. We play in the same team”.

Afghanistan captain Hashmat Ullah Shahidi says:

Hashmat Ullah said after the toss that: “we want to bat first. The field looks well laid out, and we will try to work hard and hope to score good runs. A good score would be 260. We have made some changes in the team to play well”.

AFG vs PAK 2nd ODI

Match Details of PAK vs AFG

AddressMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
SeriesAFG vs PAK 2023
Match numberODI no 4626
Match dayThursday 24 August,2023
UmpiresBismillah Jan Shinwari   Sharfuoddoula
TV umpireNitin Menon
Reserve umpireIzatullah Safi
Match RefereeRanjan Medugalle
Match Details

Afghanistan Batting Squad, PAK vs AFG

Gurbaz and Sadran are opener

  • Partnership of Ibrahim Zardan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz 227 Score into 241 balls.
  • Partnership of Mohammad Nabi and Rahmanullah Gurbaz is 29 score into 27 balls.
  • Partnership of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid khan is 4 score into 4 balls.
  • Partnership of Mohammad Nabi and Shahidullah is 10 score into 7 balls.
  • Partnership of Mohammad Nabi and Hashmatullah Shahidi is 24 score into 17 balls.
  • Partnership of Hashmatullah Shahidi and Abdul Rahman is 6 score into 5 balls.

Gurbaz and Zadran bating

  • Afghanistan’s remarkable batting performance was in vain. The side had been bowled out for 59 in the first ODI, but Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s magnificent 151 and Ibrahim Zadran’s elegant 80 had helped them reach 300 for 5 at the time. But ultimately, it wasn’t enough for them to achieve their first success in this format against Pakistan.

Afghanistan’s second-lowest ODI total came two days ago when they failed to chase down 202. However, against Pakistan on Thursday, two tenacious 21-year-olds born a few weeks apart helped Afghanistan reach their greatest ODI total.

  • The openers scored quickly on a grass-covered, bounce-offering pitch as they played nearly 40 overs. Additionally, it had a different spin-friendly surface than the one used for the first ODI. Usama Mir finally shattered Gurbaz and Zadran’s impressive opening stand of 227 when the former holed out to long-off. Afghanistan had already reached the par score by that point.
  • Gurbaz accomplished a number of accomplishments en route to his career-best performance, including becoming the first wicketkeeper to score 150 or more in men’s ODIs against Pakistan and ranking third among Sri Lankan batters in individual ODI scoring with a 151.
PAK vs AFG
PAK vs AFG, 2nd ODI

Afghanistan team Players (PAK vs AFG)

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w)
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Riaz Hassan
  • Ikram Alikhil
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Abdul Rahman
  • Shahidullah kamal

Batting of Afghanistan Team

Afghanistan is playing very well.

Cricket is a great leveler. Not a single player over, not a single wicket fell till 32 overs. Afghanistan have been playing very welll since the first ODI match, from the previous match where the entire Afghanistan team was bowled out within 20 overs.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Ineffective Gurbaz 151 as Pakistan maintains composure in last-over thriller

Gurbaz accomplished a number of accomplishments route to his career-best performance, including becoming the first wicketkeeper to score 150 or more in men’s ODIs against Pakistan and ranking third among Sri Lankan batters in individual ODI scoring with a 151.

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CRR (Run Rate)ScoreOver
6.00300/550
6.00294/449
5.91284/448
5.89277/447
5.86270/346
5.77260/245 (2 wickets)
5.79255/144
5.74247/143
5.64237/142
5.68233/141
5.67227/140
5.66221/039
5.55211/038
5.56206/037
5.22188/036
5.11179/035
5.17176/034
5.24173/033
5.15165/032
5.06157/031
4.93148/030
5.00145/029
4.96139/028
4.88132/027
4.57119/026
4.52113/025
4.37105/024
4.52104/023
4.59101/022
4.3391/021
4.3086/020
4.2681/019
4.2777/0 Gurbaz fifty! Gurbaz is playing very good cricket, he is playing a good innings, this innings is a very good sign for Afghanistan18    
4.4175/017
4.3770/016
4.4664/015
4.5764/014
4.6160/013
4.5054/012
4.6351/011
4.8048/010
5.0045/009
4.7538/008
5.2837/007
5.8335/006
6.0030/005
3.5014/004
4.0012/003
5.5011/002
5.005/001
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Pakistan team Bowling

Bowler’sOversRunsWicketWBECON
Shaheen shah Afridi10.058205.80
Naseem Shah9.045125.00
Haris Rauf7.048006.85
Shadab khan10.053015.30
Usama Mir10.061116.10
Iftikhar Ahmed4.028006.00
Pakistan Bowling Squad

Batting of Afghanistan team

BattingWicketsRunsBallsSixes 6sFours 4sStrike Rate SR
Rahmanullah GurbazC Mohammad Rizwan by Shaheen151151314100.0
Ibrahim ZardanC Iftikhar Ahmed by Usama Mir801012679.20
Mohammad NabiC Imam-ul-haq b Naseem shah292903100.0
ShahidullahRun out130033.33
Rashid khanlbw by Shaheen230066.67
Hashmatullah ShahidiNot out151102136.36
Abdul RehmanNot out4400100.0
Afghanistan batting Squad

  Extras: 18 (W 5, NB 2, LB 11)

  Total:   300 runs (50 overs, 5 Wickets)

Afghanistan Lost: Pakistan 302 run over 9 wickets in 40.5 overs.

Only 1 ball remaining and Pakistan won the match.

Batting of Pakistan

Afghanistan gave target of 300 runs.

And The Pakistan have won the match by one Wicket off one ball remaining.

AFG vs PAK 2nd ODI

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CRR (Run Rate)Score/WicketOvers
Won302/950
5.91290/849
5.70274/848
5.70268/747
5.54255/646
5.44245/645
5.38237/644
5.41233/643
5.35225/642
5.39221/641
5.50220/640
5.43212/639
5.47208/538
5.56206/337
5.41195/336
5.34187/335
5.35182/334
5.33176/233
5.40173/232
5.54172/231 (wicket)
5.63169/130
5.62163/129
5.42152/128
5.55150/127
5.61146/126
5.60140/125
5.66136/124
5.65130/123
5.81128/122
5.71120/121
5.85117/120
6.05115/119
5.77104/118
5.94101/117
6.0096/116
5.6685/115
5.6479/114
5.9277/113
6.2575/112
6.5472/111
6.5065/110
5.7752/109
5.1241/008
5.4238/007
5.1631/006
4.6023/005
4.7519/004
6.0018/003
3.507/002
4.004/001
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Afghanistan team Bowling

BowlerOversRunsWicketWDECON
Fazal-ul-haq Farooqi9.569327.01
Mohammad Nabi1046224.60
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman1045124.50
Rashid Khan1053025.30
Abdul Rahman1083148.30
Afghanistan Bowling Squad

Batting of Pakistan team

BatterWicketsRunsBallsSixes 6sFours 4sStrike Rate
Babar AzamC Hashmatullah by Farooqi53660680.30
Agha SalmanC Rehmanullah b  Mohammad Nabi14150293.33
Imam-ul-HaqC Riaz Hassan by Mujeeb-ur-Rehman911050486.66
Fakhar Zamanb Fazalhaq Farooqi30340588.23
Usama MirC Shahidullah b Mohammad Nabi02000.00
Mohammad RizwanRun out Hashmatullah270028.57
Shadab KhanRun out Fazalhaq Farooqi483513137.14
Shaheen Shah AfridiC Rashid khan b  Fazalhaq Farooqi450080.00
Iftikhar AhmedC Mohammad Nabi b Abdul Rahman17241370.83
Haris RaufNot out3100300.00
Naseem ShahNot out10502200.00
Batting Line of Pakistan team

   Extras                 30            ( lb 6, w 24)

   Total       302/9    49.50 Ov (RR:6.06)

Pakistan Batting Squad

Fakhar and Imam-ul-haq are openers

  • Partnership of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-haq is 52 score into 54 balls.
  • Partnership of Babar Azam and Imam-ul-haq is 118 score into 130 balls.
  • Partnership of Mohammad Rizwan and Imam-ul-haq is 6 score into 15 balls.
  • Partnership of Imam-ul-haq and Agha Salman is 32 score into 26 balls.
  • Partnership squad of Imam-ul-haq and Usama Mir is 0 score into 2 balls.
  • Partnership of Iftikhar Ahmed and Imam-ul-haq is 3 score into 6 balls.
  • Partnership of Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab khan is 47 score into 45 balls.
  • Partnership of Shadab khan and Shaheen Afridi is 14 score into 8 balls.
  • Partnership of Shadab khan and Naseem Shah is 22 score into 9 balls.
  • Partnership of Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf is 8 score into 4 balls.

And The Pakistan won the match by one Wicket with only 1 ball remaining.

It’s a very beautiful moment for whole Pakistani Team and the whole Pakistani Cricket Lovers.

Pakistan team Players

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam (CPT)
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Muhammad Rizwan (WKT)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Haris Rauf
  • Ali Agha
  • Shadab Khan
  • Usama Mir
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Naseem Shah

158 runs have to Be scored off the last over to win the game, and Shadab Khan was still going strong at 48*.

Pakistan held two of the wickets. The all-rounder was nevertheless run out backing up off Fazalhaq Farooqi’s opening ball.

Then, after a deep misfield gave Pakistan three runs, Naseem Shah’s poorly timed flick over short third gave the visitors the victory with just one wicket left to take.

Babar, Imam and Shadab Shine

Following the early loss of Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan made a strong comeback, with Imam-ul-Haq leading the way with 91 runs and sharing a century stand with Babar Azam for the second wicket.

Imam appeared to be the most at ease in the lineup, moving along primarily on runs of one and two. Only four fours were hit in his 105-ball innings, but he managed to keep Pakistan’s needed run rate under check.

Babar played a steady 53 minutes before being out for a duck in the first game. However, his dismissal by Farooqi in the 31st over opened the doors and provided Afghanistan with a route back.

Shadab Khan was still going strong and undefeated at 48 when the game came down to 11 runs needed off the final over. Pakistan held two of the wickets.

Farooqi delivering the ball, Shadab was far outside the crease, and replays supported the run-out. As soon as Haris Rauf took the strike, the equation was reduced to six off of 3 balls.

Within ten deliveries, Pakistan lost three crucial wickets for three runs.

Usama Mir, who had been promoted ahead of Shadab, Iftikhar Ahmed and Agha Salman were both dismissed by two strikes from Mohammed Nabi in the 38th over.

As the equation to 56 from 30 balls, Mujeeb Ur Rahman then secured the crucial dismissal of Imam in the following over.

Shadab continued to attack, smashing three fours and a six in his 35-ball innings, despite Pakistan losing Iftikhar and Shaheen Afridi in the 47th and 48th overs, respectively. His appearance was essential in helping Pakistan reduce the equation to 11 off the last over and chase down the high total. He was also given the Player-of-the-Match honor for it.

Naseem Shah

Once again Naseem Shah affirmed the victory of Pakistan. Naseem Shah spoils Afghanistan’s party again.

Pakistan’s lower order delivers in style, not just winning the match but securing a series victory.

Imam-Ul-Haq, Babar Azam, and Shadab Khan stole the show with their standout performances.

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