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3rd ODI, Colombo, August 26, 2023, 03:00 PM


Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 59 runs

Best Batsmen
Best Bowler
Man of the Match
Mohammad Rizwan
Right then, that's all from what was a highly entertaining series. Babar Azam collects the trophy and hands it over to his teammates. The Pakistan players are all smiles as they pose for pictures in front of the Winners' board. Not much of a rest for both of these teams, as they will now shift attention to the Asia Cup, starting on August 30. Pakistan will square off against Nepal in the opening game of the competition in Multan, whereas Afghanistan will kickstart their campaign against Bangladesh in Lahore. The action does not stop here for the day, as Eliminator in The Hundred Men's 2023 is underway, where the Manchester Originals are taking on the Southern Brave. Switch tabs and join us for all the action there. Cheers!
Pakistan's captain Babar Azam says that the team being on the ODI rank one is a big boost for them. He credits his teammates for working very hard for this. He feels that this win is a big positive for them and defeating one of the best spinning sides is a big positive for the coming Asia Cup and World Cup. He mentions that he and Rizwan had to bat deep and then play aggressively towards the end. He also credits the bench strength and feels it is a big relief for him. He also says that he forgot that Shakeel has made his debut already and adds that he will be playing in the Asia Cup.
Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper of Afghanistan, says that the conditions were tough and the pitch was difficult here. He mentions that there were some mistakes in their batting unit. He feels that they will learn a lot from this series and improve on their batting and fielding especially. Adds that spinners are their strength and there are some backups as well. He feels that the middle batting order will need to take more responsibility which is a big loss for them. He mentions that injuries also put them on the back foot.
Imam-ul-Haq is the Player of the Series for his consistent performance with the bat. He says that he feels that the conditions were difficult, especially against the spinners. He wanted to rotate the strike more and keep the runs coming. He mentions that going on the back foot worked well for him and he tries to use his front foot to play aggressively. He also mentions about his fielding and credits the management and fielding staff. He ends by saying that this award gives him confidence for the coming tournaments
Mohammad Rizwan is the Player of the Match for his crucial knock of 67 runs off 79 balls. He says that he felt it was tough and that 240 was the expected score. He adds that he batted deep to get used to the conditions. He also mentions that playing on this ground will benefit them in the Asia Cup. He also says that the ball was gripping more in the second innings. He mentions that batting in the middle order is a new challenge for them and he tries to perform the best for his team.
Time for the presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the first innings, we saw Pakistan put 268 on the board. After a quick start, they were pulled back by the Afghanistan bowlers, who took a couple of quick wickets. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played a steady knock to stabilise the innings and later played aggressively. The Afghanistan bowlers also made a comeback by taking four very quick wickets, but Agha Salman and Mohammad Nawaz took the reigns from there. Agha was unbeaten on 38 at the end of their innings, which helped his side get to a competitive total.
Like Pakistan, Afghanistan got off to a watchful start in the first few overs. However, the watchful start soon turned into a shaky one as the in-form duo of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran were dismissed cheaply. Despite surviving the tricky phase against the new ball, Riaz Hassan was unable to convert his start, and after his departure, it all went downhill for Afghanistan. Shahidullah Kamal showed resistance and had Mujeeb Ur Rahman for company, who entertained one and all with his clean hitting. Despite Shahidullah's departure, Mujeeb Ur Rahman looked unflustered and continued on his merry way, notching up the fastest fifty for Afghanistan in ODIs. Just when Afghanistan were starting to believe, Mujeeb fell in an unfortunate fashion and took with him his side's hopes.
Having made a late comeback with the bat, Pakistan certainly took the momentum into their bowling effort. Shaheen Afridi was unable to find his radar, but his new ball partner, Faheem Ashraf, was on the money from the start. Playing in an ODI after a gap of two years, Faheem was consistent in extracting steep bounce off the surface and saw the back of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran in the first powerplay. Just when it seemed like the surface had gotten easier to bat on, Shadab Khan weaved his magic with a double strike in an over to open the floodgates for Pakistan. The other two spinners, Agha Salman and Mohammad Nawaz, chipped in as well to pile more misery on Afghanistan. Having reduced them to 97-7, complacency crept in, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman started to take the Pakistan bowlers to the cleaners. They were blown away by his onslaught and seemed to have no answers on how to dismiss him, which is when Mujeeb brought about his own downfall via a hit-wicket.
There it is, despite Mujeeb Ur Rahman's heroics, Pakistan have sealed a pretty comprehensive victory! By doing so, they have completed a 3-0 whitewash over their neighbours. With the Asia Cup and World Cup around the corner, this result will certainly be a confidence booster for Babar Azam and Co. Moreover, Pakistan are now the top-ranked side in the ODI format. As far as Afghanistan are concerned, the scoreline tells a different story, but Hashmatullah Shahidi's men had their share fair of moments throughout the series and have shown that they have what it takes to beat some of the top sides.
In over# 49
Shaheen Afridi 31/2(9.4)
OUT! TIMBER! Shaheen Afridi decides to do it all himself and Afghanistan has been bowled out for 209! This is a full toss bowled at the stumps. Fareed Ahmad gets across the line to paddle this fine but misses and watches his stumps shattered. Afghanistan tried to take the game deep but were well behind in the run chase. Pakistan have whitewashed their opponents in this series and have moved to the top of the ODI rankings.
DROPPED! Bowls this short and outside off. Fareed Ahmad pulls this nicely towards deep mid-wicket and it looks to be clearing the ropes. Mohammad Nawaz settles himself at the ropes and gets both hands on this but spills it. A chance goes begging here!
Goes full again and outside off. Fareed Ahmad makes room and looks to slap this away but misses.
Shaheen Afridi bowls a slower delivery full and just outside off. Fareed Ahmad gets across to scoop this over but does not connect.
In over# 48
Mohammad Nawaz 45/2(9)
FOUR! Fazalhaq Farooqi also using the long levers here! This is flighted full and in line with the stumps. Fazalhaq Farooqi thumps this over the infield towards long on for four runs.
Continues to bowl full and outside off. Fazalhaq Farooqi lofts this aerially towards deep cover for a couple of runs.
Flights this full and outside the off pole. Fazalhaq Farooqi pushes this to the left of the bowler.

PAK vs AFG Match Detail:

Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Date: 26 August 2023.

Time: 2:30 PM.

League: Afghanistan v Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 2023, 2023

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

PAK vs AFG Preview

Pakistan have already clinched the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan, having won the first two matches by seven wickets and one wicket respectively. The third and final match is a dead rubber, but both teams will be looking to end the series on a high note.

Pakistan will be confident of winning the third ODI, as they have been the better team in the series so far. They have a strong batting lineup, led by Babar Azam, who is the number one ranked ODI batsman in the world. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman have also been in good form, and Shadab Khan is a reliable all-rounder.

Afghanistan’s batting has been inconsistent in the series, but they have some talented players in their lineup. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi are their most experienced batsmen, while Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are their key bowlers.

The pitch at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium is expected to be a good one for batting. The ball is expected to come onto the bat nicely, and there should be some turn for the spinners later in the day.

In the absence of a result, the toss will be crucial. The team that wins the toss will likely opt to bat first, as the conditions are likely to be better for batting in the first innings.

Overall, Pakistan are the favorites to win the third ODI. However, Afghanistan will not give up without a fight, and they could spring a surprise.

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pitch Report

The R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is a balanced wicket that favors both batsmen and bowlers. The pitch is known to be dry and hard, which helps the batsmen to score runs. However, the bowlers can also get some assistance from the pitch, especially in the later overs.

In ODIs, the average first innings score at the R.Premadasa Stadium is 225 runs. The highest score is 375/5 by India against Sri Lanka in 2017, while the lowest score is 86 all out by Netherlands against Sri Lanka in 2002.

Here PAK vs AFG Team Squads

Afghanistan Squad:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahidullah Kamal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Wafadar Momand, Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem Safi

Pakistan Squad:

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Tayyab Tahir

Frequent Asked Questions For Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Live Scorecard?

Q. Which team will play today’s match?

Ans. Afghanistan and Pakistan will play today.

Q. Where will today’s PAK vs AFG 3rd ODI be played?

Ans. The venue for the 3rd ODI International between Afghanistan and Pakistan is R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Q. Where can I watch live or stream the match?

Ans. Fan code will be showing the Today match between Afghanistan and Pakistan live on Channel.

Q. What time does the PAK vs AFG 3rd ODI start?

Ans. 2:30 PM.

Q. Which TV channels will telecast the PAK vs AFG cricket match live in Afghanistan?

Ans. The Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd ODI will be telecast live on Fan code with English commentary, while Fan code Hindi will telecast it live in the Hindi language.

Q. How to live to stream the Afghanistan v Pakistan 3rd ODI in Afghanistan?

Ans. The live streaming of the Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd ODI will be available on fan code VIP in five languages.

Q. What time does the PAK vs AFG 3rd ODI match start?

Ans. The 3rd ODI between the Afghanistan cricket team and the Pakistan cricket team will begin at 2:30 PM.

Q. Which team will hit more sixes in the PAK vs AFG 3rd ODI?

Ans. Afghanistan will hit more sixes in this match.

Q. What is our toss prediction of the Afghanistan vs Pakistan Match?

Ans. Pakistan is our toss winner.

Q. How many sixes will be hit in today’s PAK vs AFG match?

Ans. 7+ Sixes will be hit in the 3rd ODI.

Q. Which team makes the highest score in the first 7 overs of the 3rd ODI?

Ans. Afghanistan will make the highest score in the first 7 overs.

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