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Saturday, July 20, 2024

AFG vs PAK 1st ODI Results

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 142 runs
Pakistan201/10 (47.1 overs)
2/34 (10)
Afghanistan59/10 (19.2 overs)

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Commentary

3:46 PM IST That is it from this game. We might have not seen runs but classic bowling performances from both teams. A good start to the series by Pakistan. The second match is on the 24th of this month at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT). Join us early for the coverage. Cheers!
3:45 PM IST Babar Azam says they were looking for a score around 250 but they were not up to the mark with the bat. Reckons it was still a good total with the quality bowling they have, they were looking for early wickets. Mentions Afridi and Shah started well and then Haris Rauf changed the game completely. States he learns from his mistake and tries his best in every game to score.
3:43 PM IST Hashmatullah Shahidi says it was a chaseable score but Pakistan bowled really well. Adds their shot-selection wasn't good which gave the opposition to get in the game. Reckons he is happy with the bowling performance and it is a positive thing from this game. States they have to be smart with the bat in the next game.
3:42 PM IST Haris Rauf is the Player of the Match. He says he is feeling good with the win. Adds it was a low scoring game but as a team, they have the belief to defend the score. Shares the wicket demanding some hard-length delivery and he got the wickets. Reckons Afridi and Shah started really well which gave him the confidence.
3:33 PM IST ...Presentation next...
3:32 PM IST Pakistan opted to bat first on this sluggish wicket. They wanted to test themselves and in the process, lost flurry many wickets. Imam-ul-Haq played well to hold the innings from one end and in the fag end got able support from Shadab Khan to push Pakistan just over 200. Afghanistan bowled really well, their fielding was okayish but were very confident to chase it down. However, it turned to be more than enough for Pakistan as Afghanistan were bowled out with more than 30 overs to spare.
3:29 PM IST At the innings break, the Afghan players were pumped with their bowling performance. They kept Pakistan to a par total and were gearing up to chase this total comfortably, however, they were facing the trio of Afridi, Naseem Shah and Rauf who took 8 wickets together. Afghanistan lost half of their side inside the 14th over. And within the next 5 overs, they were all out. A very disappointing show from Afghanistan as no one showed up for the chase.
3:26 PM IST An absolutely magical performance from Pakistan. Afghanistan have been handed their second lowest score. One thing is for sure, even if the pitch might support the spinners, these Pakistani pacers with their consistent will make the day hard for any batting line-up. Haris Rauf is the star today. Started with a wicket on his first delivery, followed it by two maidens and eventually takes the ball home as he ends with a five-fer.
3:24 PM IST Azmatullah Omarzai has not recovered from the injury suffered and won't be able to participate any more with the bat. As it stands, Azmatullah Omarzai is retired out.
End of over 19.24 runs
AFG: 59/9CRR: 3.05RRR: 4.66
  • 4
  • W

Haris Rauf to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Haris Rauf picks up his fi-fer and gets an end to this Afghanistan innings. It is a short ball, on off. Mujeeb Ur Rahman tries to heave it across the line but does not time it well. The ball catches the outside edge and flies towards mid on. Naseem Shah settles under it and takes an easy catch.


Haris Rauf to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played. Mujeeb Ur Rahman opens his account. It is very full, on off. Mujeeb Ur Rahman stands tall and smashes this downtown for a cracking boundary.

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AFG vs PAK Venue Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Matches Won
Batting First10 Won (38.46%)
Bowling First13 Won (61.54%)
Temperature, 28.75C, Clouds
Humidity - 89%Wind Speed 4.63 meter/sec
  • 249Average 1st Innings
  • 197Average 2nd Innings
  • 62.5%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 37.5%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 368-4By Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Highest Total
  • 112-10By Pakistan vs Kenya Lowest Total
  • 151 Runs Rahmanullah GurbazHighest Individual Score
  • 5/16Shahid AfridiBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:AFG - 2 of 2, PAK - 1 of 2

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Match Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Pakistan, elected to bat
Afghanistan and Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2023
Series Period
22 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
Match Day
22 Aug 2023 - (20 - over match)
Ahmed Shah Durrani (AFG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Sharfuddoula (BAN)
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Streaming Platform
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