In a remarkable display of resilience, Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique orchestrated a stunning comeback, leading their team to a magnificent 6-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their second match of the ongoing World Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Facing a daunting target, Rizwan and Shafique formed a formidable partnership that revived Pakistan’s hopes after the early dismissals of Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam. Rizwan scored an unbeaten 131, while Shafique contributed 113, enabling Pakistan to achieve the highest successful chase in World Cup history.
Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka posted a formidable total of 344 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Kusal Mendis (122) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108) notched up centuries, setting a challenging target for Pakistan. However, Pakistan’s strong batting performance secured their second consecutive victory in the ongoing World Cup.