Ibrahim Zadran records for Highest scores for Afghanistan in ODI World Cups

Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran (image: ACB)

The Afghan player Ibrahim Zadran smashed an impressive knock of 87 runs during the match against Pakistan in the World Cup 2023.

Highest scores for Afghanistan in ODI World Cups

Afghanistan is scheduled to play against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup match at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. On Monday, the Afghan player Noor Ahmad dismissed Pakistan captain Babar Azam in the 42nd over of the first innings.

Winning the toss, Pakistan chose to bat where Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq opened the innings while Naveen-ul-Haq opened the bowling attack. Shafique had a good start as he scored 58 runs on 75 deliveries and was dismissed by Noor Ahmad and Imam-ul-Haq was sent out by Azmatullah.

Babar Azam was impressive with his score of 74 runs on 92 deliveries and was dismissed by Noor Ahmad on the 42nd over of the innings. Azam was desperate to increase the run rate but with his poor timing, the ball went to Mohammad Nabi.

He dismissed one of the main wickets which helped the side prevent Pakistan from setting a high target.

He also dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 8 runs from which he took three important wickets. Saud Shakeel scored 25 runs and was sent out by Nabi while Shadab Khan was dismissed for 40 runs by Naveen-ul-Haq.

With Iftikhar Ahmed’s 40 runs, Pakistan scored 282 runs losing 7 wickets in their innings.

Afghanistan started their innings with a target of 283 runs where Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings while Shaheen Afridi opened the bowling attack.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz had a good start as he scored 65 runs on 53 deliveries and was sent out by Shaheen Afridi. Ibrahim Zadran scored 87 runs on 113 deliveries and was dismissed by Hasan Ali.

Rahmat Shah smashed an unbeaten 77 runs while Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 48 runs on 45 deliveries. Afghanistan won the match by scoring 286 runs on the 49th over with 8 wickets in hand.

With his 87 runs, Ibrahim Zadran joins and stands second in the list of highest scores for Afghanistan in ODI World Cups. Samiullah Shinwari tops the list with 96 runs.

Highest scores for Afghanistan in ODI World Cups

  • 96 – Samiullah Shinwari vs SCO, Dunedin, 2015
  • 87 – Ibrahim Zadran vs PAK, Chennai, 2023*
  • 86 – Ikram Alikhil vs WI, Leeds, 2019
  • 80 – Hashmatullah Shahidi vs IND, Delhi, 2023
  • 80 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs ENG, Delhi, 2023