Hashmatullah Scored the 3rd Highest Individual Score for Afghanistan in World Cups

Hashmatullah Shahidi
Hashmatullah Shahidi(Image: Twitter)

Highest Individual Scores for Afghanistan in World Cups: Hashmatullah Shahidi scores the 3rd highest individual scores for Afghanistan in World Cups during their clash against India in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 on October 11 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

Hashmatullah Scored the 3rd Highest Individual Score for Afghanistan in World Cups

Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 80 runs off 88 balls against the quality Indian bowling attack at a strike rate of 90.91 which includes 8 boundaries and 1 six. The 80 from Shahidi makes him the 3rd player with the highest score for Afghanistan in World Cup games. Hashmatullah Shahidi breaks his previous record for the same spot.

Highest individual score for Afghanistan in World Cups

  • 96 – Samiullah Shinwari vs Scotland, Dunedin, 2015
  • 86 – Ikram Alikhil vs West Indies, Leeds, 2019
  • 80 – Hashmatullah Shahidi vs India, Delhi, 2023
  • 76 – Hashmatullah Shahidi vs England, Manchester, 2019
  • 62 – Rahmat Shah vs West Indies, Leeds, 2019
  • 62 – Azmatullah Omarzai vs India, Delhi, 2023

Speaking on the match, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first where Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the batting attack.

The duo made a steady start but failed to withstand the Indian pace attack. Bumrah dismissed Ibrahim Zadran for 22 runs and drew the first blood for Afghanistan. Following his dismissal Rahmat Shah joined hands with Gurbaz and made a 31 runs partnership before Hardik Pandya dismissed Gurbaz for 21 runs.

While the team were in need of a partnership, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai made a 121-run stand against the quality Indian bowling attack and moved the team’s score to 184 before Hardik Pandya dismissed Omarzai for 62 runs.

Following his dismissal Hashmatullah Shahidi with his steady 80 runs led Afghan to score 225 runs. Following some handy runs from the lower order, Afghanistan scored 272 runs for 8-wicket loss at the end of 50 overs.

India’s spearhead Jasprit Bumrah bagged 4 wickets in 10 overs he bowled while Hardik Pandya bagged a couple of wickets. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav bagged one wicket each while Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja went wicketless.