Despite defeat against Afghanistan, a good news for the Pakistan cricket team in World Cup
Despite a defense of 282 runs against the Afghan team resulting in failure, Pakistan's position on the points table improved in the World Cup. Despite consecutive third losses, Pakistan is now in fifth place on the points table with 4 points.
After the match against Afghanistan, Pakistan's net run rate improved from -0.45 to -0.40. It's worth noting that Afghanistan set a record against Pakistan that no team in the world was able to achieve for 48 years. In the World Cup match played at the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore, Afghanistan cricket team set a new record by achieving a target of more than 280 runs against Pakistan for the first time in World Cup history.
On Monday, another big upset took place at the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore, where Afghanistan defeated Pakistan. During the match played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, opener Abdullah Shafique also hit the first six from Pakistan's side in the Powerplay of last year's One Day Internationals for which the national team played 1169 deliveries. Opener Imam-ul-Haq got out after scoring 17 runs.
A partnership of 54 runs was established between Babar and Abdullah Shafique. Abdullah Shafique completed his half-century with the help of two sixes and four boundaries in facing 60 deliveries, scoring 58 runs before getting out. Mohammad Rizwan, who came in at number four, returned after scoring 8 runs. Saud Shakeel got out after scoring 25 runs, and Captain Babar Azam also completed his half-century, but he returned with 74 runs on 92 deliveries.