World Cup 2023: Pakistan Dominates Bangladesh with a Convincing 7-Wicket Win
Pakistan’s impressive all-round performance secures a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023, keeping their semifinal hopes alive. Discover the key highlights of this thrilling encounter.
Pakistan 205 for 3 (Fakhar 81, Shafique 68, Mehidy 3-60) beat, Bangladesh 204 (Mahmudullah 56, Litton 45, Shakib 43, Afridi 3-23, Wasim 3-31) by seven wickets
In a thrilling World Cup 2023 clash in Kolkata, Pakistan showcased their cricket prowess, defeating Bangladesh by 7 wickets. This remarkable victory not only boosted Pakistan’s confidence but also kept their dreams of reaching the semifinals alive.
The Pakistan pace attack, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, made a significant impact by dismantling Bangladesh’s batting lineup. Mohammad Wasim Jr matched Afridi’s performance as Bangladesh, batting first, was bundled out for 204 runs in 45.1 overs.
Afridi and Wasim Jr each claimed three wickets, while Haris Rauf secured two. Spinners Iftikhar Ahmed and Usama Mir contributed with a wicket apiece.
Pakistan’s openers, Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique, set the stage for a successful chase with an impressive 128-run partnership.
However, Mehidy Hasan Miraj removed Shafique and later Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman, causing a slight tremor. Yet, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed ensured Pakistan’s victory, achieving the target in 32.3 overs.
This thrilling encounter was a testament to Pakistan’s cricketing prowess, igniting hope among fans for a strong performance in the World Cup.