ODI World Cup digest: Afghanistan humble Pakistan; South Africa put together for Bangladesh

The Men’s 2023 ODI World Cup is underway in India and runs from October 5 till November 19. Each morning we are going to spherical up the most recent motion and news from the occasion and convey you the insights from our reporters on the bottom.

Top Story: Gurbaz, Ibrahim, Rahmat boss 283 chase in Afghanistan’s first ODI win over Pakistan

Afghanistan 286 for two (Ibrahim 87, Rahmat 77*, Gurbaz 65, Shahidi 48*, Hasan 1-41) beat Pakistan 282 for 7 (Babar 74, Shafique 58, Noor 3-49, Naveen 2-52) by eight wickets

8-0 or 7-1? Nah, we aren’t speaking about that one. Coming into their fifth sport of the 2023 World Cup, Afghanistan had not overwhelmed Pakistan in an ODI in seven makes an attempt. They had run them shut on no less than two events however needed to endure one heartbreak after one other. But on in all probability the largest stage of all of them, Afghanistan lastly managed to interrupt the hoodoo. And they did it, in Chennai, by eight wickets chasing down 283 with six balls to spare, crafting their highest profitable chase in ODIs within the course of. A ‘W’ in opposition to Pakistan lastly, and 1-7, too. It was additionally the best profitable chase in opposition to Pakistan in a World Cup sport.

Should it rely as an upset? Maybe not after what Afghanistan did to England, not after the medical method through which they chased down the goal on Monday to maneuver to sixth place on the desk.

Match evaluation: Young stars Noor and Ibrahim gentle the best way on well-known evening for Afghanistan

When Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi swats Shaheen Shah Afridi to the square-leg boundary and lets out a primal roar, Chepauk roars with him. Around the identical time, fireworks go off in Kabul and followers throng the streets to rejoice Afghanistan’s first-ever ODI victory over rivals Pakistan.

Cut to Chennai: Rashid Khan, sporting an Afghanistan flag round his neck, is tearing in to hug his captain. Mohammad Nabi, too, storms onto the sector and simply cannot conceal his feelings. Gulbadin Naib, who captained Afghanistan within the final World Cup, is being lifted by Riaz Hassan. Chants of «Rashid! Rashid! Rashid» ring round Chepauk when he breaks right into a jig with Irfan Pathan.

Rashid places his dancing footwear on as soon as once more in the course of the post-match celebrations within the dressing room, however this landmark win was original by the less-starry names: Noor Ahmad and Ibrahim Zadran.

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