Pakistan Achieves Historic 263-Run Chase in World Cup Match Against Sri Lanka
Babar Azam Leads Pakistan to a Record-Breaking Victory
Pakistan Achieves Historic Target of Chasing 263 Runs in World Cup Match Against Sri Lanka.
In a groundbreaking moment, Pakistan surpassed a target of 263 runs for the first time in World Cup history, led by Babar Azam, against Sri Lanka.
The match, played in Hyderabad, India, saw Sri Lanka setting a target of 345 runs for Pakistan, which Babar Azam’s eleven achieved with ten balls to spare.
Prior to this, the highest successful chase in World Cup history was 328 runs. Ireland had achieved this feat in 2011 against England. Before that, in 2011, England had tied the match against India by scoring 338 runs.
In the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan had successfully chased a target of 263 runs against New Zealand.
This remarkable total is also Pakistan’s highest-ever total in a World Cup match.
For the first time in any World Cup match, Pakistan had two centurions. In the encounter against Sri Lanka, Abdullah Shafique scored 113 runs, and Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeatable inning of 131 runs.