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2nd ODI, Hambantota, August 24, 2023, 03:00 PM


Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 1 wicket

Best Batsmen
Best Bowler
Man of the Match
Shadab Khan
Right then, that is it from the exciting game of cricket and Afghanistan have shown that they can seriously challenge the big boys in the 50-over format as well. The caravan now moves to Colombo for the third and final game of the series and that will be played on Saturday, 26 August and will begin at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT). Do join us for the early build-up though. Cheers!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Afghanistan says that it was a similar scenario to the game they lost in the World Cup but they managed to get the win. Adds that it was about keeping patience and reckoned that even if they needed 80-90 runs in the last ten overs they could win. Goes on to applaud Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan and says that Naseem Shah has a habit of finishing games off. Says that they always look to improve and get the little things done and mentions that he needs to improve his own batting as well. Ends by saying that they will look to carry the momentum in the final game and look to win it.
Afghanistan's captain Hashmatullah Shahidi says that it hurts after losing and especially after being in control of the game. He adds that he felt the pressure in the 49th over when they were smashed for many runs. He credits the openers for building a strong opening partnership for Afghanistan. He mentions that they couldn't control the pressure and that the matches between Afghanistan and Pakistan have a great spirit of competition
Shadab Khan is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his crucial contribution with the bat. He starts by praising the almighty and says that practice is the key and that it was his day today. He adds that he batted according to the conditions and the dimensions made him go for two's. He mentions that he remembers the shot against Zimbabwe which made them lose the game and reminds himself never to repeat that action again.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and Afghanistan batted first. Having been bundled out for just 59 runs in the first ODI, the Afghan batters turned on the heat on a track that looked good for batting and put on a big, big stand to set up the innings brilliantly. Ibrahim Zadran fell short of a hundred but Rahmanullah Gurbaz did get to the landmark and even got to 150. The latter batters though weren't quite able to kick on and they just about managed to cross the 300-run mark. The Pakistan pacers couldn't quite replicate the showing from the last game they did manage to pick up wickets at the death and Shaheen Afridi in particular impressed at the death. In reply, the game ebbed and flowed nicely but in the end, the hosts just couldn't hold their nerve and the more experienced side got over the line.
Afghanistan will be absolutely gutted here and the despair on Rahmanullah Gurbaz's face confirms the same. Afghanistan had the runs on the board but the wicket looked excellent for batting as well. They didn't get an early breakthrough but Fazalhaq Farooqi did manage to knock over Fakhar Zaman. After this, wickets were hard to come by till the 30th over but once again Farooqi was brought back into the attack and got the big wicket of Babar Azam. From there on, the hosts managed to pick up wickets at crucial stages in the game and once Imam-ul-Haq got out, they seemed to be on top. But they had to keep their patience and wait for their chances which did come and Farooqi was at the forefront of it all in the last over as he sent back Shadab at the start of the over but then crumbled under pressure and conceded a couple of boundaries which lost his side the game.
Naseem Shah takes off his gloves and runs away on the field as the dressing room erupts and this is not the first time he has done it as well. Pakistan began this mammoth chase on the right foot as the openers put on a steady stand. Imam-ul-Haq looked fluent but Fakhar Zaman was able to muster runs even though he struggled quite a bit. Then Imam and skipper Babar Azam added on 118 runs for the second wicket to put Pakistan in cruise control. They did lose three quick wickets as Imam fell before what would have been a classy ton but that lower order came in handy as Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan added on a vital 47-run stand. Shadab went berserk in the penultimate over to put his side in front only to be run out 'Mankad' style but a couple of good shots and a healthy edge on the penultimate ball gave Pakistan the victory.
OH, MY GOD! What an end to this riveting contest and you cannot script this, it is just a finish no one expected. Afghanistan are left heartbroken as Naseem Shah celebrates in ecstasy and Pakistan seal the three-match series 2-0.
In over# 50
Fazalhaq Farooqi 69/3(9.5)
FOUR! Naseem Shah has done the job for Pakistan! Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this full and outside off. Unlucky for him the ball deflects off the outside edge of Naseem Shah's bat. The fielder is in the 30-yard circle so the ball races away to the third-man fence for four. Pakistan wins the match by 1 wicket and 1 ball to spare in unreal fashion.
Slow and short again on off. Haris Rauf pulls it away in the gap at deep mid-wicket. One fielder fumbles as the other one runs and cuts off the ball from reaching the fence. The batters have run 3. This will go till the last ball it seems as 4 runs are needed off 2 balls.
Slow again and outside off. Naseem Shah punches it down for a single.
Fuller and on off. Naseem Shah swings and misses. 7 needed now off 4 balls.
FOUR! Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this fuller and on off. Naseem Shah smashes it over the infield and covers. The ball bounces before crossing the fence for four runs.
Oh, what's happened here? Fazalhaq Farooqi with a cheeky attempt at the 'Mankad' and the umpires have gone upstairs. Shadab Khan is well out of his crease but it is the action of the bowler that is in question. Farooqi, at no point, goes over the perpendicular and is well aware of what he wants to do here. It is signaled as OUT and rightly so in line with the rules but certainly, this moment will be discussed thoroughly after the game, especially given the stage of the game and how well Shadab was batting. Also, Haris Rauf walks out to bat now.
In over# 49
Abdul Rahman 83/1(10)
SIX! SMASHED AWAY! Another full toss this time higher. Shadab Khan muscles this on the on side over the mid-wicket area all they way beyond the fence for a maximum. 11 are needed in the last over.
FOUR! A low full toss on the pads by Abdul Rahman. Shadab Khan will not miss that and he waits for the ball. He pulls it away in the gap at deep mid-wicket. The ball is far from the fielder as it runs to the fence for four runs.

PAK vs AFG Match Detail:

Match: Pakistan vs Afghanistan

Date: 24 August 2023.

Time: 2:30 PM.

League: Afghanistan tour of Pakistan, 2023

Venue: Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota,

PAK vs AFG Preview

The second ODI between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be played on August 24, 2023 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

Pakistan won the first match by a convincing margin of 142 runs, thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by Haris Rauf, who took 5 wickets for 19 runs. The batting was also quite good, with Imam-ul-Haq top-scoring with 72 runs.

Afghanistan will be looking to bounce back in the second match. They have a good bowling attack, led by Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, but their batting needs to improve. They have only one batsman, Rahmat Shah, who has scored more than 50 runs in an ODI in the last year.

The pitch in Sooriyawewa is known to be a good batting surface, so both teams will be looking to score big runs. The weather is expected to be hot and humid, so it will be important for the bowlers to be patient and accurate.

Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Pitch Report

The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota is a good batting surface, with plenty of runs on offer. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and there is not much help for the bowlers early on. However, the pitch does tend to slow down in the later overs, which can make it difficult for the batsmen to score runs.

The average score in ODIs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium is 270 runs, with the highest score being 368 and the lowest score being 112. There have been 13 wins by the team batting first and 11 wins by the team batting second.

Here PAK vs AFG Team Squads

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, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abdullah Shafique

Afghanistan Squad:

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

Frequent Asked Questions For Pakistan vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI Live Scorecard?

Q. Which team will play today’s match?

Ans. Pakistan and Afghanistan will play today.

Q. Where will today’s PAK vs AFG 2nd ODI be played?

Ans. The venue for the 2nd ODI International between Pakistan and Afghanistan is Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, .

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

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

Q. What time does the PAK vs AFG 2nd ODI start?

Ans. 2:30 PM.

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

Ans. The Pakistan vs Afghanistan 2nd 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 Pakistan v Afghanistan 2nd ODI in Pakistan?

Ans. The live streaming of the Pakistan vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI will be available on fan code VIP in five languages.

Q. What time does the PAK vs AFG 2nd ODI match start?

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

Q. Which team will hit more sixes in the PAK vs AFG 2nd ODI?

Ans. Pakistan will hit more sixes in this match.

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

Ans. Afghanistan 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 2nd ODI.

Q. Which team makes the highest score in the first 7 overs of the 2nd ODI?

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

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