Pakistan Vs Afghanistan 1st ODi in this won the toss Pakistan elected to bat first. This series plays Afghanistan Vs Pakistan. This match no is 4625 total over of this match is 50. The Umpair of this match is Ahmed Shah Durrani and Nitin Menon the other Tv Umpair Is Sharffuddoula, Reserve Umpair is Bismillah Jan Shinwari.
Rauf, the best player of the match: “I’m glad for the team as we bowled together. When I began bowling, I aimed to hit the right spots on the pitch. Naseem and Shaheen also bowled excellently. I’m not sure about my speed. I’m more concerned with accuracy, aiming to bowl well-placed deliveries.
Haris Rauf takes five as Afghanistan folds for 59
In a remarkable display of bowling prowess, Haris Rauf delivered a stunning performance, securing five wickets and leaving Afghanistan’s batting lineup in shambles as they were bundled out for a mere 59 runs.
Pakistan was restricted to 201 by Afghanistan’s spinners, but it had no answers in the chase and collapsed within 20 overs.
Pakistan Vs Afghanistan1st ODI Highlights:
Pakistan 201 (Imam 61, Iftikhar 30, Mujeeb 3-31, Nabi 2-34, Rashid 2-42) beat Afghanistan 59 (Rauf 5-18, Afridi 2-9) by 142 runs
Pace bowlers making batters hop and sway create an ideal contrast to spinners perplexing batters. In Tuesday’s match in Hambantota, the delight of witnessing bowlers excel reached a thrilling climax, as Pakistan dismissed Afghanistan for 59, securing a significant victory.
In the beginning, Afghanistan’s spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, and Mohammad Nabi – skillfully dismantled Pakistan’s batting lineup, limiting them to a total of 201. Subsequently, Pakistan’s trio of fast bowlers –
Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Naseem Shah – showcased an impressive and aggressive performance, effectively dismissing Afghanistan for their second-lowest score in One Day Internationals. This dominant display led Pakistan to a resounding victory in the first ODI, securing a commanding lead of 142 runs.
Rauf achieved a remarkable five-wicket haul for just 18 runs, marking his best performance in ODIs. Prior to Rauf’s impressive feat, Afridi and Naseem initiated Afghanistan’s downfall. Afridi made an impactful entry by dismissing Ibrahim Zadran with a well-directed bouncer in his second over.
Shortly after, Rahmat Shah attempted a flick off Afridi’s next delivery, only to send a full toss to the waiting hands of a fielder at short midwicket. Meanwhile, Naseem had Gurbaz under control with his impressive speed and movement, eventually dismissing Hashmatullah Shahidi with a well-executed bouncer.
Shahidi’s attempted pull shot went awry, sending the ball high in the direction of the forward square leg. Showing incredible reflexes, Shadab Khan leaped to his left, managing to lob the ball up while in mid-air before smoothly completing the catch upon landing, thereby eliminating the Afghanistan captain from the field.
With three of the leading four batters dismissed without scoring, there wasn’t much positive to highlight about the rest of Afghanistan’s batting performance. Rauf initiated his bowling spell with a delivery that moved back slightly, causing Ikram Alikhil, who was playing his first ODI since November 2019, to inside-edge the ball to the wicketkeeper.
Gurbaz struggled throughout his innings and eventually edged the ball to the wicketkeeper for 18 runs, which turned out to be the highest score of the innings.
Azmatullah Omarzai aggressively scored 16 runs from 12 balls, including three boundaries, before being forced to retire hurt. Meanwhile, Rauf continued to make inroads into the middle order, securing a five-wicket haul, while Mujeeb’s mishit shot was caught by a fielder at mid-on.
Imam-ul-Haq kept on playing steadily. He hit the bad balls from Farooqi and also played well against the spin of Mujeeb, Rashid, and Nabi. He scored fifty runs, but only hit two fours. He ran between the wickets effectively even as his teammates got out.
To try and score more against Nabi, he tried to hit the ball after moving towards it. But he didn’t hit it properly, and the ball went up in the air. Luckily, Shahidi, who was fielding at a position called “cover,” couldn’t catch it even though he ran back to try. Imam got another chance when he hit the ball high toward a fielder named Omarzai, but he dropped the catch.
Then, Imam tried to hit the ball hard but didn’t connect well, and the ball fell just short of a fielder near the boundary. Unfortunately for Imam, his luck ended when he attempted to hit Nabi’s ball over the fielder positioned in the middle, but he didn’t hit it correctly. Rashid, another fielder, caught the ball after moving backward.
Iftikhar played a crucial role in helping Pakistan recover from a difficult situation. He used his position near the crease to deal with the spinning deliveries. He cleverly scored by hitting the ball for singles and doubles. He was also quick to take advantage of loose deliveries that were short and wide by using a cut shot to hit two boundaries.
However, he faced a challenge when a spinning delivery from Nabi held up on the surface. This caused him to hit the ball in the air, and it was caught by a fielder positioned close to the batsman.On the other hand, Shadab, who was playing only his fourth One Day International (ODI) match in 2023, showed skill against Rashid’s tricky googly.
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He identified the type of delivery early and hit it forcefully over the fielder’s head for runs. He partnered with Naseem to add 34 runs for the ninth wicket. Unfortunately, their partnership ended when Mujeeb, fielding at a position called “fine leg,” made a precise throw to hit the stumps at the bowler’s end, resulting in Shadab being run out.
Final Word About Pakistan Vs Afghanistan
Afghanistan succeeded in dismissing the Pakistani team completely for the first time in ODI matches. However, Pakistan’s weak batting performance meant that Afghanistan’s quest for their first-ever victory over Pakistan in this format of the game still continues.