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Afridi, Bishop hail Pakistan's historic run chase against Sri Lanka

Pakistan successfully chased Sri Lanka's target of 345 runs with four wickets remaining in the 49th over on Tuesday

Afridi, Bishop hail Pakistan's historic run chase against Sri Lanka PHOTO: AFP

Former captain Shahid Afridi responded to Pakistan's record-breaking victory against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2023 on Tuesday.

Afridi released a statement on social media praising the splendid batting performance of the Pakistani batters that led them to victory.

"Highest run chase in World Cup history and career best for 
@imabd28 and @iMRizwanPak supported by @RealHa55an. Well done boys. Bowling needs tighter line and length #PakVsSL #CWC23," Afridi wrote n X

Highest run chase in World Cup history and career best for @imabd28 and @iMRizwanPak supported by @RealHa55an. Well done boys. Bowling needs tighter line and length #PakVsSL #CWC23

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 10, 2023

Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop also praised the Men in Green after their win over Sri Lanka.

"Phenomenal run chase from Pakistan," Bishop wrote on X

Phenomenal run chase from PakistanπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»!!!

— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 10, 2023

It is worth noting that Pakistan successfully chased Sri Lanka's target of 345 runs with four wickets remaining in the 49th over in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Abdullah Shafique scored 113 runs, while Mohammad Rizwan made 131 runs, which played a pivotal role in Pakistan's victory.