Pakistan secured a remarkable victory against Afghanistan in the inaugural ODI held at Hambantota on Tuesday.
While pursuing a target of 202 runs, Afghanistan faced numerous challenges on the field, ultimately losing eight wickets during their innings. Haris Rauf’s outstanding performance, claiming five wickets, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s triumph, as they bundled out the entire Afghanistan team for just 59 runs.
Nevertheless, Afghanistan exhibited an impressive bowling performance, with Mujeeb Ur Rehman’s skillful effort yielding three wickets, contributing to Afghanistan’s successful dismissal of Pakistan for 201 runs.
With a commanding 142-run win over Afghanistan in this opening ODI encounter, Pakistan emerged victorious in the match.