Babar Azam after Pakistan’s loss towards Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup 2023© X (previously Twitter)
Legendary Pakistan quick bowler Waqar Younis was extraordinarily important of the Babar Azam-led aspect following their shock defeat towards Afghanistan within the Cricket World Cup 2023 on Monday. Pakistan have been utterly outplayed by Afghanistan with followers and specialists slamming their disappointing fielding effort. Following the match, Waqar mentioned that Pakistan performed ‘garbage cricket’ towards Afghanistan and slammed their a number of errors whereas fielding. «Let’s not talk about Pakistan cricket. They played rubbish cricket. Afghanistan played some superb cricket,» Waqar mentioned on Star Sports.
Afghanistan placed on an excellent batting and bowling show handy Pakistan a surprising eight-wicket defeat within the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Chasing a 283-run goal, Afghanistan have been lifted by Ibrahim Zadran (87), Rahmat Shah (77 not out) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65) as they scored 286-2 in 49 overs.
Pakistan had made 282-7 of their 50 overs with 74 from skipper Babar Azam and 58 from opener Abdullah Shafique however the complete didn’t show robust sufficient for a scientific Afghanistan.
Skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, with a 45-ball 48 not out, hit the successful boundary as Afghanistan improved upon their highest ODI chase of 274 towards the UAE in Dubai in 2014.
The win is Afghanistan’s first-ever over Pakistan in eight ODIs and got here eight days after their shock victory over defending champions England in Delhi.
«This win tastes nice,» mentioned Shahidi. «The way we chased was very professional and the way we did that will help us going into our other games now.
«We are taking part in high quality cricket. We have all the time had perception and firstly of the event I informed my crew I wished to make it a historic one for our nation and our folks. We did that towards England and now at present towards Pakistan.»
The defeat leaves Pakistan’s World Cup campaign in disarray with three defeats in five games and a formidable South Africa to face at the same venue on Friday.
In contrast, Afghanistan’s campaign is slightly revived with two wins in five matches and struggling Sri Lanka as their next opponents in Pune on Sunday.
«That actually damage us. We bought a great complete. Our bowling isn’t up to speed,» Babar said.
(With AFP inputs)
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