HomePAKISTAN CRICKETCurrent Match Report - Pakistan vs Afghanistan third ODI 2023

Current Match Report – Pakistan vs Afghanistan third ODI 2023

Toss Pakistan selected to bat vs Afghanistan

Pakistan received the toss and, as has been the theme of this collection, elected to bat first towards Afghanistan because the groups moved to Colombo for the third and remaining ODI.

Since they’ve already sealed the collection 2-0 and with their first Asia Cup fixture simply 4 days away, Pakistan determined to relaxation a number of the key members of the enjoying XI, making 4 modifications to the aspect that received the second ODI. Usama Mir, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Iftikhar Ahmed have been all unnoticed. In got here Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Wasim.
Babar Azam mentioned the pitch seemed a bit of bit dry, and the primary ten overs could be essential. He additionally mentioned that was anticipating a high-scoring affair.

Afghanistan additionally made two modifications, bringing in Gulbadin Naib and Fareed Ahmad instead of Ikram Alikhil and Abdul Rahman. Naib had been drafted into the squad for the third ODI earlier within the day instead of Azmatullah Omarzai, who has a aspect pressure.

Having bossed the opening ODI the place they rolled over Afghanistan for simply 59, Pakistan have been handed a a lot sterner take a look at within the second sport. Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s run-a-ball 151 helped Afghanistan rack up 300 for five however Naseem held his nerve within the chase to take his aspect over the road within the penultimate ball of the sport.

It’s more likely to be humid in Colombo, however rain is unlikely to trigger any interruptions to the sport. Crucially, a win right here will take Pakistan to the highest of the ODI rankings.

Enjoying XIs
Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Agha Salman, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Faheem Ashraf, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Mohammad Wasim
Afghanistan: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Riaz Hassan, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Gulbadin Naib, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Shahidullah Kamal, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11 Fareed Ahmad



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