PAK vs AFG, World Cup 2023: A six in the first powerplay for Pakistan as Abdullah Shafique ends long wait
Cricket World Cup 2023, PAK vs AFG: Abdullah Shafique became the first Pakistan batter to hit a six in the first powerplay in ODIs in 2023. He gave Pakistan a solid start against Afghanistan in Chennai on Monday, October 23.
The wait finally ended in Chennai for Pakistan. Abdullah Shafique hits the team's first six in the first powerplay in ODIs in the calendar year as Pakistan were off to a solid start in their World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday, October 23.
Until Monday, Pakistan were the only team in World Cup 2023 that had not hit a six in the first 10 overs in the calendar year. India are on top of the list with 46 sixes, out of which 35 have been hit by their opener and skipper Rohit Sharma.
The drought ended after 1169 balls in the first powerplay by Pakistan batters when Abdullah Shafique played a powerful pull shot, depositing a Naveen-ul-Haq short ball into the mid-wicket stands in the 5th over.