South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in Friday’s different sport
Pakistan’s woeful one-day type heading into the World Cup continued as they suffered a three-wicket loss to Afghanistan in a warm-up sport in Bristol.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan scorecard
After electing to bat first, Pakistan – recent from a 4-Zero ODI sequence defeat to England that prolonged their winless run to 11 (10 losses, one no consequence) – seemed in hassle early on at 65-3, after a double strike within the 12th over by Mohammad Nabi (3-46).
Babar Azam (112) rescued the innings with a high quality century – placing on 103 for the fifth wicket with Shoaib Malik (44) – however, as soon as he fell within the 46th over, Pakistan collapsed to 262 all out, shedding their ultimate 4 wickets inside two overs.
Hazratullah Zazai obtained Afghanistan’s run-chase off to a blistering begin, blasting 49 from 28 balls, and when he did finally fall, Hashmatullah Shahidi struck a cultured 74 not out to steer the aspect to victory.
Nabi added to his high quality afternoon, scoring 34 with the bat, and although his wicket introduced a quick later wobble – three wickets falling for 5 runs – Shahidi and Rashid Khan knocked off the 4 required from the ultimate over.
Wahab Riaz celebrated his World Cup recall after two years within the ODI wilderness with 3-46, however the remainder of the Pakistan bowling assault toiled, notably 19-year-old left-armer Shaheen Afridi, whose six wicketless overs value 51 runs.
Issues have been much more straight-forward for South Africa of their warm-up sport in opposition to Sri Lanka, as they eased to an 87-run win in Cardiff.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa scorecard
Put into bat first, South Africa posted 338-7 from their 50 overs, the spotlight of which was a 128-run stand for the second wicket between Hashim Amla (65) and captain Faf du Plessis (88).
In reply, Sri Lanka misplaced Kusal Perera second ball, however their skipper too stepped up, with Dimuth Karunaratne hitting 87 – his 98-run fourth-wicket partnership with Angelo Mathews (64) could have had Sri Lanka supporters briefly hopeful of forcing an upset.
However, as soon as Karunaratne fell within the 30th over, Andile Phehlukwayo (4-36) ran via the decrease order as Sri Lanka misplaced their final six wickets for 52 runs – bundled out for 251 in 42.Three overs.
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