The eighth match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka turned out to be a nail-biting blockbuster, treating cricket fans to an electrifying contest.
Run-fest at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
The match was held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, providing the perfect stage for a run-fest. Both teams showcased their batting prowess, amassing around 350 runs in a high-scoring showdown.
Which is led by Sri Lankan batsmen Kusal Mendis And Sadira Samaravikrama, was the standout performer. They played scintillating innings, scoring centuries each, and helped their team reach a competitive total of 344/9.
Pakistan’s historic rush
Responding to the challenging target set by Sri Lanka, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan team mounted the biggest chase in the history of the ICC ODI World Cup. Abdullah Shafiq And Mohammad Rizwan Both scored centuries, leading their teams to a thrilling victory.
The stadium shook with the slogan ‘Pakistan Jitega’
The Pakistan team received massive support from the Hyderabad crowd throughout the match. The team has been in the city since their arrival on September 27 and the local crowd showed a lot of enthusiasm for it Babar Azam and his teammates.
A video has gone viral on social media, capturing the incredible moment when the crowd in Hyderabad enthusiastically chanted ‘Pakistan Jeetega’ (Pakistan will win) in unison. The stadium DJ asked the crowd who they thought would win and the response was a great show of support for Pakistan.
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Here is the video:
— RJ Umar Tweet (@rjumarishaq) October 10, 2023
Babar Azam’s heartwarming pose
Notably, Babar and his team have established a friendly relationship with the local community, including the ground staff. In a heartwarming gesture, the Pakistan captain was seen gifting a jersey to a member of the ground staff, exemplifying the friendship between the Pakistan team and the people of Hyderabad.