Pakistan vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI Highlights – 26 Aug 2023

The Afghanistan team scored exact 300 runs in the second match with five wickets down in 50 overs. The opener of Afghanistan team Rahmanullah Gurbaz batted brilliantly and he smoked almost all Pakistani bowlers all around the park. He scored 151 runs off 151 deliveries he faced. He completed his beautiful innings with the help of fourteen boundaries and three maximums. When his wicket fell then the Afghanistan team score was 227 and it was the first wicket that fell from their innings.

Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 227 runs in the opening partnership. Ibrahim Zadran faced 101 balls and he scored 80 runs. He smashed six 4s and two 6s in his innings. Mohammad Nabi contributed 29 runs, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c) 15. Shaheen Shah Afridi took two wickets, Naseem Shah and Usama Mir took one wicket each. Pakistani bowlers bowled so good in the last ten overs. Afghanistan team scored 63 runs in last 60 balls, then they were just one down from the 41st over.

From the Pakistan batting performance

the opener of their team Fakhar Zaman scored 30 runs and out. Imam-ul-Haq was the top runs scorer from the Pakistan team, he scored 91 runs off 105 balls. The captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam completed his half century (53 off 66) and out. Mohammad Rizwan once again failed to score good runs. Agha Salman contributed 14 runs, Iftikhar Ahmed 17. In the last phase of the match Shadab Khan scored 48 runs off 35 deliveries, Naseem Shah 10 runs off five balls gave Pakistan victory with one wicket and one ball remaining.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI Highlights 2023, Saturday 26-8-2023, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Pakistan win the toss and opt to bat first.
Pakistan team: Imam, Fakhar, Babar (capt), Rizwan (wk), Saud, Salman, Shadab, Nawaz, Shaheen, Faheem, Wasim Jr.
Afghanistan team: Rahmanullah (wk), Ibrahim, Riaz, Hashmatullah (capt), Fareed, Nabi, Rashid, Gulbadin, Shahid, Mujeeb, Farooqi.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 7
Pakistan Won: 7
Afghanistan Won: 0
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 1st
Afghanistan ODI Rankings: 9th

Form guide
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Pakistan WWLWW
Afghanistan LLLWW

Match Timings: 9:30 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Izatullah Safi, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Sharfuddoula
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Ahmed Shah Durrani
Match number – ODI no. 4627


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