Shafique-Imam records on highest partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups

highest partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups

The Pakistan openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq partnership scored 134 runs in the match against Australia in the World Cup 2023.

Highest partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups

Australia is scheduled to play in the 18th ICC World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan on October 20 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The five-time champions had a poor start as they lost two matches out of the three they played in the ICC event and Pakistan has lost one match out of the three they played in the tournament.

On this occasion, both sides expect to make a comeback as they await a victory in the World Cup. Winning the toss, Pakistan chose to bowl where David Warner and Mitchell Marsh opened the innings while Shaheen Afridi opened the bowling attack.

The openers had a great start as Mitchell Marsh scored 121 runs on 108 deliveries while Glenn Maxwell was sent out with a duck by Shaheen Afridi. David Warner was impressive as they scored 163 runs on 124 deliveries and was sent out by Haris Rauf.

They joined the list of highest partnership scores for Australia in ODIs. Steven Smith was dismissed by Usama Mir for seven runs. Despite the openers having a great start, the other batters were sent out with low figures on the regular Interval.

Marcus Stoinis and Josh Inglis scored 21 and 13 runs respectively. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were dismissed by Shaheen for 2 and a duck. Afridi was impressive with his terrific bowling attack and dismissed five wickets while Haris Rauf dismissed three wickets.

By the end of 50 overs, Australia scored 367 runs losing 9 wickets. With a target of 368 runs, Pakistan will be starting their innings where Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq opened the innings while Mitchell Starc opened the bowling attack.

The openers had a fine start as they scored 134 runs which is one of the highest opening partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups. Abdullah Shafique scored 64 runs while Imam-ul-Haq scored 70 runs and was sent out by Stoinis.

Babar Azam scored 18 runs and was sent out by Adam Zampa. With the dismissal of Saud Shakeel by Pat Cummins for 30 runs, Pakistan was down to last six wickets on the 35th over.

The 134 partnership runs of the pair Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq stands third in the list of Highest opening partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups.

Highest opening partnerships for Pakistan in World Cups

  • 194 – Saeed Anwar, Wajahatullah Wasti vs NZ, Manchester, 1999
  • 159 – Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad vs SL, Nottingham, 1975
  • 134 – Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq vs AUS, Bengaluru, 2023
  • 120 – Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed vs IRE, Adelaide, 2015
  • 113* – Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez vs WI, Mirpur, 2011
  • 99 – Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad vs AUS, Nottingham, 1979