Pakistan vs Sri Lanka result: Highlights, scorecard and man of the match

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka result turned out to be a shocking one after Pakistan chased down the highest score in World Cup history in Hyderabad. In the 8th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan and Sri Lanka locked horns at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

Sri Lanka, after opting to bat first, showcased a dominant batting performance with Kusal Mendis (122) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108) both scoring centuries, taking the team to a formidable total of 344/9. 

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However, Pakistan's response was equally impressive. Led by Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 131 and Abdullah Shafique's 113, Pakistan successfully chased down the target with 10 balls to spare, marking the highest-ever chase in a World Cup.

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka result: Pakistan win by six wickets

In the 8th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan and Sri Lanka locked horns at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with the Men in Green winning by six wickets in a record run-chase.

Match Highlights

  • Sri Lanka's innings was bolstered by centuries from Mendis and Samarawickrama, with the team posting 344/9.
  • Pakistan's chase was marked by a 176-run partnership between Rizwan and Shafique.
  • Despite suffering from cramps, Rizwan played a match-winning knock, remaining unbeaten on 131 off 121 balls.
  • Shafique made a significant contribution with 113 off 103 balls.
  • Hasan Ali was the standout bowler for Pakistan, picking up 4 wickets for 71 runs.
  • Sri Lanka's bowlers struggled to contain the Pakistani batsmen, with their fifth bowler quota proving to be particularly expensive.

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Man of the Match | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Result

Rizwan was awarded the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 131 off 121 balls. Despite facing physical challenges in the form of cramps, Rizwan's determination and skill were evident as he anchored Pakistan's chase. 

His partnership with Abdullah Shafique was crucial, and together they laid the foundation for Pakistan's victory. 

Rizwan's innings was a blend of caution and aggression, ensuring that the required run rate was always within reach.

Rizwan's resilience and ability to handle pressure were on full display, especially in a high-stakes World Cup match. His innings was a testament to his class and his importance in the Pakistani batting lineup.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Final Scorecard

Sri Lanka posted a total of 344/9 in 50 overs, with significant contributions from Kusal Mendis (122) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108). 

In response, Pakistan chased down the target in 48.2 overs, finishing at 345/4. Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 131 and Abdullah Shafique's 113 were the standout performances in Pakistan's successful chase. 

Sri Lanka Innings: 344-9 (50 Ov)

Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka 51 61 7 1 83.61
Kusal Perera 0 4 0 0 0.00
Kusal Mendis 122 77 14 6 158.44
Samarawickrama (wk) 108 89 11 2 121.35
Asalanka 1 3 0 0 33.33
Dhananjaya de Silva 25 34 3 0 73.53
Shanaka (c) 12 18 0 0 66.67
Dunith Wellalage 10 8 1 0 125.00
M Theekshana 0 4 0 0 0.00
Matheesha Pathirana 1* 3 0 0 33.33

Bowling

Bowler O M R W ECO
Shaheen Afridi 9 0 66 1 7.30
Hasan Ali 10 0 71 4 7.10
Mohammad Nawaz 9 0 62 1 6.90
Haris Rauf 10 0 64 2 6.40
Shadab Khan 8 0 55 1 6.90
Iftikhar Ahmed 4 0 22 0 5.50

Pakistan Innings: 345-4 (48.2 Ov)

Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique 113 103 10 3 109.71
Imam-ul-Haq 12 12 1 0 100.00
Babar Azam (c) 10 15 1 0 66.67
Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 131 121 8 3 108.26
Saud Shakeel 31 30 2 0 103.33
Iftikhar Ahmed 22* 10 4 0 220.00

Bowling

Bowler O M R W ECO
Maheesh Theekshana 10 0 59 1 5.90
Dilshan Madushanka 9.2 0 60 2 6.40
Dasun Shanaka (c) 5 0 28 0 5.60
Matheesha Pathirana 9 0 90 1 10.00
Dunith Wellalage 10 0 62 0 6.20
Dhananjaya de Silva 4 0 36 0 9.00
Charith Asalanka 1 0 10 0 10.00