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23-Oct-2023 16:59:00 GMT
Afghanistan vs Pakistan - 22nd Match, Chennai

Afghanistan stun Pakistan in World Cup thriller

Afghanistan 286 for 2 (Zadran 87, Rahmat 77*, Gurbaz 65, Hashmat 48*) beat Pakistan 282 for 7 (Babar 74, Shafique 58, Noor 3-39) by eight wickets

Chennai: Afghanistan beat Pakistan for the first time in one-day cricket by pulling off their highest successful chase in the format in a World Cup thriller.

Ibrahim Zadran made 87, Rahmanullah Gurbaz smacked 65 and Rahmat Shah struck an unbeaten 77 as Afghanistan reached their target of 283 with eight wickets and six balls to spare.

Afghanistan are up to sixth, leaving holders England bottom of the table.

Captain Babar Azam earlier made 74 from 92 balls as Pakistan posted 282-7.

Teenager Noor Ahmad was the pick of the Afghanistan bowlers, taking 3-49.

It is Afghanistan's first win over Pakistan in ODIs at the eighth attempt, with their total of 286-2 seeing them eclipse their previous record successful chase of 274 to beat United Arab Emirates in 2014.

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