Pakistan chased down a goal of 345 in 48.2 overs on Tuesday, with Rizwan scoring an undefeated 131 and Shafique making 113 to raised the earlier profitable chase of 328 set by Eire after they surprised England on the 2011 World Cup.
Earlier, Kusal Mendis smashed the quickest century for Sri Lanka in a World Cup match on his strategy to 122 whereas Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an 89-ball 108.
Pakistan stretched its Cricket World Cup file towards Sri Lanka to 8-0 and now has 4 factors from two victories after beating each the qualifiers – the Netherlands and Sri Lanka – going into the marquee sport towards arch-rivals India in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Sri Lanka have had loads of bowling issues on the World Cup, and likewise misplaced their opening sport towards South Africa, who scored 428 runs towards the Sri Lankans.
The lots of from Shafique and Rizwan, who hit eight fours and three sixes, overshadowed Kusal Mendis’ 77-ball 122 and Sadeera Samarawickrama’s 108 – maiden ODI lots of that pushed Sri Lanka’s whole to 344-9 on a day when bowlers acquired walloped from each side on an ideal batting pitch.
Mendis and Samarawickrama confirmed loads of aggression within the center overs with a 111-run third-wicket stand off 69 balls.
Mendis capitalised on two early dropped catches contained in the powerplay when first off-colour Shaheen Afridi (1-66) couldn’t maintain onto a pointy return catch and Imam-ul-Haq dropped a pointy likelihood at level. Mendis hit 14 fours and 6 sixes, together with a flicked six over midwicket towards Pakistan’s greatest bowler of the day – Hasan Ali (4-71) – that introduced up his century off 65 balls.
Samarawickrama took cost after Mendis holed out to a well-judged catch by Imam at mid-wicket fence. Pakistan pulled again within the remaining 10 overs regardless of Samrawickrama elevating his century with Haris Rauf (2-64) selecting up each his wickets within the remaining over.
Pakistan had a sluggish begin to the chase when Dilshan Madushanka acquired the important thing wickets within the powerplay as Imam pulled to superb leg and captain Babar Azam (10) edged a leg facet flick to the wicketkeeper.
Shafique and Rizwan then started Pakistan’s second highest ever run-chase in an ODI as Sri Lankan bowlers like Matheesha Pathirana sprayed loads of wayward deliveries along with his slingy motion to finish up with 1-90.
“It’s at all times a proud reminiscence if you carry out to your nation,” Rizwan mentioned as he spoke to the stadium after claiming his participant of the match trophy.
“It was troublesome as a result of if you chase like that its at all times particular. Once we went to the dressing room each participant believed we have been going to chase that. It is a group sport and we determined to go together with a deep partnership.”
Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, tried to stay optimistic in regards to the efficiency – particularly by his two centurions.
“I’m actually joyful about the best way each of the blokes performed however we should always have completed a however stronger than this,” he mentioned.
“We’ve to take a look at the areas we bowled and the variety of extras. The one method is to encourage [them]. We had our probabilities within the discipline however missed loads in the present day.”
England beat Bangladesh
Within the earlier sport in Dharamsala, Dawid Malan’s century arrange England’s first win of the event after they beat Bangladesh by 137 runs.
Malan scored 140 off 107 balls – his fifth ODI hundred – as England reached 364-9 to bounce again from shedding to New Zealand within the event opener. Left-arm pacer Reece Topley returned figures of 4-43 as England bowled out Bangladesh for 227 in 48.2 overs.
It was England’s fourth greatest win by runs in World Cup historical past.
Put in to bat, England made a powerful begin as Malan and Jonny Bairstow (52) shared 115 runs for the primary wicket. Shakib Al Hasan bowled Bairstow, however Malan and Joe Root added 151 runs for the second wicket.
Malan hit 16 fours and 5 sixes total, and reached his hundred off 91 balls. After the landmark, he reduce unfastened to attain 40 off solely 16 balls, hitting 4 fours and three sixes.
“It was improbable to place in a efficiency like this and win a sport [for the team]. Hopefully my type will proceed forward,” Malan mentioned. “With Root at three, it permits us to play freely. I’m determined to do nicely on this format and show a degree.”
England and Bangladesh, who beat Afghanistan in its opener, each have two factors after two video games.