Hyderabad: In the International Cricket Council (ICC) One Day World Cup, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets, achieving a historic target of 345 runs, the highest in the history of the World Cup.
Pakistan successfully chased down Sri Lanka’s target of 345 runs, with Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique’s centuries helping the team reach the goal in 48.2 overs, despite losing four wickets. National team’s injured wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan played a brilliant century.
The 345-run target is the highest-ever achieved by any team in the history of the World Cup.
Before this, in the 2011 World Cup, Ireland had successfully chased down a target of 329 runs against England.
Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali took a crucial wicket in the second over. Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Kusal Perera scored 6 runs before falling victim to Hasan Ali’s delivery.
A change was made in the national team, opener Abdullah Shafiq was included in the team in place of Fakhr Zaman.
It should be noted that Sri Lanka had won the toss and decided to bat first, setting Pakistan a target of 345 runs.