ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Stats Review – Pakistan’s record World Cup chase and more

Pakistan went onto chase down 345 runs with the help of centuries from both Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan, despite being reduced for a total of 37/2 in 7.2 overs initially. Talking about this game, Sri Lanka winning the toss opted to bat first and posted a huge score of 344/9 in 50 overs with the help of centuries from both Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama.

Sri Lanka at one stage were looking to go past 375 runs, but Pakistan bowlers applied break on their acceleration in the death overs as Hasan Ali was seen picking four wickets with the ball. The 176-run partnership for the third wicket between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan ended as being the game changer for Men in Green, which saw them crossing the winning line in this run chase.

Numbers and stats from PAK vs SL game:

1 – Abdullah Shafique became first batsman to score a century on World Cup debut game for Pakistan. Notably, it was his maiden century in his ODI career.  

1 – For the first time, four batters have smashed a century in an ODI World Cup game.

Instances of four batters smashing century in an ODI game:

PAK vs AUS in Lahore, 1998

IND vs AUS in Nagpur, 2013

PAK vs SL in Hyderabad, 2023 (World Cup) 

1 – For the first time two Pakistan batters were seen scoring a century in an ODI World Cup game.

Abdullah Shafique – 113(103); Mohammad Rizwan – 131*(121)

1 – Sadeera Samarawickrama recorded his maiden century of his ODI career.

Samarawickrama’s highest scores in ODIs:

108 vs Pakistan in Hyderabad, 2023

93 vs Bangladesh in Colombo (RPS), 2023

82 vs Ireland in Bulawayo, 2023

2 – Mohammad Rizwan became second wicketkeeper-batsman after Sarfaraz Ahmed to smash a century for Pakistan in ODI World Cup.

Highest score for Pakistan in ODI World Cup:

Imran Nazir – 160 vs Zimbabwe in Kingston, 2007

Mohmmad Rizwan – 131* vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad, 2023

Ramiz Raja – 119* vs New Zealand in Christchurch, 1992

Mohammad Rizwan’s highest scores in ODIs:

131* vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad, 2023

115 vs Australia in Sharjah, 2019

104 vs Australia in Dubai, 2019

8 – Pakistan have defeated Sri Lanka for the 8th time in ODI World Cup overall.

Most one-sided head-to-head record in ODI World Cup:

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: 8-0

India vs Pakistan: 7-0

West Indies vs Zimbabwe: 6-0

65 – Kusal Mendis recorded the fastest century for Sri Lanka in ODI World Cup, which came from just 65 balls.

Fastest century for Sri Lanka (by balls faced) in ODI World Cups:

Kusal Mendis – 65 balls vs Pakistan in Hyderabad, 2023

Kumar Sangakkara – 70 balls vs England in Wellington, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara – 73 balls vs Bangladesh in Melbourne, 2015

Mahela Jayawardene – 80 balls vs Canada in Hambantota, 2011

Highest scores for Kusal Mendis in ODIs:

122 vs PAK in Hyderabad, 2023 World Cup

119 vs WI in Hambantota, 2020

102 vs BAN in Dambulla, 2017

345 – Pakistan chased down a total of 345 runs in this game.

Highest total chased down in an ODI World Cup game:

PAK – 345 vs SL in Hyderabad, 2023

IRE – 328 vs ENG in Bengaluru, 2011

BAN – 322 vs WI in Taunton, 2019

Highest total chased down by Pakistan in ODIs:

349 vs AUS in Lahore, 2022

345 vs SL in Hyderabad, 2023

337 vs NZ in Rawalpindi, 2023

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