In an electrifying World Cup clash against Bangladesh, Pakistan’s opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman, shone brightly and was rightfully honored as the Player of the Match.
Fakhar’s extraordinary performance illuminated the Kolkata stadium as he belted seven sixes and three fours, accumulating a formidable 81 runs from just 74 deliveries. This remarkable innings also established him as the second Pakistani batsman to hit the highest number of sixes in a single World Cup match.
The heroics of Fakhar Zaman, complemented by Abdullah Shafique’s steady 68 runs, propelled Pakistan to successfully chase down Bangladesh’s modest total of 204 runs.
This victory holds particular significance as it follows Pakistan’s four consecutive losses in previous matches. This win propelled Pakistan to the fifth position on the points table.
The exceptional partnership between Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique, yielding 128 runs, laid the groundwork for Pakistan’s triumph. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed then played pivotal roles in securing the victory for their team. Pakistani supporters have every reason to celebrate as they eagerly anticipate the rest of the tournament.