Pakistan Set a Record for Highest Successful Run Chase 349 Runs
Pakistan made history in the second ODI of the series against Australia. Pakistan team has set a winning record by chasing the highest successful run chase in their ODI history, Chasing the target of 349 runs on Thursday, Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
Earlier in 2014, Pakistan had won by 3 wickets against Bangladesh by batting for 327 runs in Mirpur, which was the record for most runs chased by them in ODIs. Today, Pakistan set a new record at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Fakhr Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s two openers, started batting from the start after batting in reply to Australia’s 348 runs. Imam and Babar Azam kept the run wheel running even though Fakhar returned with 6 runs. The twin centuries of these two batsmen laid the foundation for Pakistan’s victory.
Imam was dismissed for 107 off 96 balls with 7 boundaries and 3 sixes. Captain Babar was dismissed for 309 runs. He hit 114 off 11 balls with 11 boundaries and one six. Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 23 runs. With the hosts losing two wickets for 309 and 316, the match seemed to be heading for Australia. But Khushdil Shah’s stormy innings of 26 off 16 balls helped Pakistan win an incredible victory with one over in hand. All the bowlers for Australia were very expensive. However, Adam Jampa took two wickets in between.
Earlier, Ben McDermott’s 104 off 106 balls, Head’s 69 off 60 balls, Marnus Labushen’s 59 off 49 balls and Marcus Stones’ 33 off 49 balls gave Australia a big lead. In the end, Ajira came up the run hill with a cameo of 27 runs from 18 balls by Shaun Abbott. Afridi took 4 wickets for 63 runs for Pakistan. This is his 56th wicket in a 29-match ODI career. Mohammad Wasim Jr. got two wickets.