Pakistan has made a good start in Chennai.

Pakistan has made a good start in Chennai.

In Chennai, Pakistan takes on Afghanistan in the 22nd game of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Scoreboard for Pakistan vs. Afghanistan
After Pakistan made a strong start in Chennai, Afghanistan responded with the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq (17).
Pakistan 78/1 (15 overs) vs Afghanistan
In the first Powerplay, Abdullah Shafique led the Pakistan charge, with Imam-ul-Haq providing solid support. In the first Powerplay, they hit eight boundaries. This included Pakistan’s first six in this year’s first Powerplay ODI.

This came in the fifth over of the innings, off Shafique’s willow. During the first Powerplay, the duo continued to score quickly, totaling 56 runs.

Azmatullah Omarzai struck off the first ball of the 11th over to give Afghanistan a breakthrough. He bowled a short delivery that was pulled by Imam but fell into the hands of Naveen-ul-Haq at mid-wicket due to a lack of timing.

Skipper Babar Azam arrived and got things going right away.

On a dry Chennai surface, Babar won the toss and chose to bat first. Hashmatullah Shahidi, his counterpart, stated that given the circumstances, he would have done the same. He believed that if Afghanistan could limit Pakistan to around 250 people, they would have a good chance of winning the competition.

Shadab Khan took over for an ailing Mohammed Nawaz. Along with Usama Mir, he will be one of the two leg-spin options. Noor Ahmad took the place of Fazalhaq Farooqi in Afghanistan. They will introduce four full-time spin options into the game.

Pakistan and Afghanistan square off in a crucial World Cup match in Chennai. Pakistan’s unblemished start to the tournament, which included back-to-back victories in their first two games, came to an end in Ahmedabad, where they were defeated by India. They were then defeated by Australia in Bengaluru, and they would like to get back on track.

Afghanistan is at the bottom of the points table, having won only one of four games. However, their victory over England in Delhi demonstrated that Afghanistan can compete with higher-ranked teams on their day.

In recent years, the two teams have developed a cricket rivalry. Even though Pakistan has won the majority of the time, Afghanistan has come close on several occasions.

Starting XI:

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq,

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