Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 8 wickets. Afghanistan surprised everyone in the Cricket World Cup again. This time, they beat Pakistan by eight wickets. They had to score 283 runs to win, and they did it with six balls to spare. Some key players for Afghanistan were Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Hashmatullah Shahidi. Both Afghanistan and Pakistan have won two games and lost three in the group stage.
Noor Ahmad took three important wickets for Afghanistan, but their fast bowlers didn’t do as well. Afghanistan’s bowler, Mohammad Nabi, also did well by dismissing Saud Shakeel. Pakistan was struggling, and Afghanistan aimed to take advantage of this situation.
Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 8 wickets | World Cup 2023
Noor Ahmad took two more wickets, and Pakistan’s batting was disrupted. Afghanistan made their first breakthrough when Azmatullah Omarzai dismissed Imam-ul-Haq. Pakistan’s Babar Azam came to bat after that. Pakistan batted first after winning the toss. They were hoping to set a big target for Afghanistan. Despite losing to New Zealand, Afghanistan was confident after beating England.
Pakistan was in trouble, having lost to India and Australia consecutively. They were having issues with both batting and bowling. Even their star players, Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan, were not performing to their usual standards. Pakistan’s middle-order batsmen struggled against spin bowling. Afghanistan had a strong spin bowling lineup with Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. However, they needed their batsmen to perform well if they wanted to make it to the World Cup semi-finals.