Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 8th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

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The 8th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played yesterday between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. In which Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat.

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Sri Lanka Innings: Sri Lanka batted first after winning the toss, started the inning very brilliantly, although the first wicket was dismissed very quickly, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera came to start the inning, and the first wicket were dismissed just for 5 runs in 1.4 over, Kusal Perera dismissed just in 4 balls without scoring, next batsman Kusal Mendis came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant century partnership of 102 runs with Pathum Nissanka, the second wicket has dismissed for 107 runs in 17.2 over, Pathum Nissanka dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 51 runs with the help of 1 six and 7 boundaries in 61 balls, next batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant century partnership of 111 runs with Kusal Mendis, the third wicket has dismissed for 218 runs in 28.5 over, Kusal Mendis dismissed after playing a very brilliant powerful century inning of 122 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 11 boundaries in just 77 balls, followed by Charith Asalanka came to bat and he was dismissed very quickly just for 1 run in 3 balls as 4th wicket in first ball of the 31st over, the team score was 229 runs, next batsman Dhananjaya de Silva came to bat and he good strike rotate with Sadeera Samarawickrama, the 5th wicket has dismissed for 294 runs in first ball of the 42nd over, Dhananjaya de Silva dismissed after scoring 25 runs in 34 balls, next batsman Dasun Shanaka came to bat and he was dismissed for 12 runs in 18 balls as sixth wicket in 46.3 overs, the team score was 324 runs, followed by Dunith Wellalage came to bat, after a few moments the 7th wicket also dismissed for 335 runs in last ball of the 48th over, Sadeera Samarawickrama dismissed after playing a very brilliant powerful century inning of 108 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 11 boundaries in just 89 balls, next batsman Maheesh Theekshana came to bat and he was dismissed just in 4 balls without scoring as 8th wicket in second ball of the final over, the team score was 343 runs, followed by Matheesha Pathirana came to bat and he was remains unbeaten for 1 run in 3 balls, and Dunith Wellalage was dismissed for 10 runs in 8 balls as 9th wicket in final ball of the inning. In this way, Sri Lanka scored 344 runs after losing 9 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and set a target of 345 runs for Pakistan.

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Pakistani bowlers- Hasan Ali performed very brilliant bowling took 4 wickets just for 71 runs in his spell, Haris Rauf 2 wickets just for 64 runs in his spell, Shaheen Afridi 1 wicket for 66 runs in 9 overs, Mohammad Nawaz 1 wicket for 62 runs in 9 overs, Shadab Khan 1 wicket for 55 runs in 8 overs, and Iftikhar Ahmed was wicketless for 22 runs in 4 overs.

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Pakistan Innings: Pakistan chasing 345 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily for losing just 4 wickets in the second ball of the 49th overs. Pakistan started the inning not very well, but the ending was brilliant, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq came to start the inning, the first wicket has dismissed just for 16 runs in 3.3 overs, Imam-ul-Haq dismissed just for 12 runs in 12 balls, the next batsman Babar Azam came to bat and he was dismissed very quickly just for 10 runs in 15 balls as second wicket in 7.2 overs, the team score was just 37 runs, followed by Mohammad Rizwan came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant powerful century and a half-century partnership of 176 runs with Abdullah Shafique, the third wicket has dismissed for 213 runs in first ball of the 34th over, Abdullah Shafique dismissed after playing a very brilliant powerful century inning of 113 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 10 boundaries in just 103 balls, next batsman Saud Shakeel came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 95 runs with Mohammad Rizwan, the 4th wicket has dismissed for 308 runs in third ball of the 45th over, Saud Shakeel dismissed after scoring 31 runs in 30 balls, followed by Iftikhar Ahmed came to bat handled the inning and took the macth to the victory with Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Rizwan played a very brilliant powerful unbeaten century and a victory inning of 131 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 8 boundaires in just 121 balls, and Iftikhar Ahmed also played a quick unbeaten inning of 22 runs with the help of 4 boundaires in just 10 balls. In this way,
Pakistan chased the target very easily for the loss of just 4 wickets in 48.2 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.

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Sri Lankan bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka took 2 wickets for 60 runs in 9.2 overs, Maheesh Theekshana 1 wicket just for 59 runs in his spell, Matheesha Pathirana 1 wicket for 90 runs in 9 overs, apart from this all are wicketless, Dunith Wellalage wicketless for 62 runs in his spell, Dasun Shanaka wicketless for 28 runs in 5 overs, and Dhananjaya de Silva also wicketless for 36 runs in 4 overs.

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PLAYER OF THE MATCH- Pakistani batsman Mohammad Rizwan was selected as the player of the match, he played a very brilliant powerful unbeaten century and a victory inning of 131 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 8 boundaires in just 121 balls.
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