Afghanistan

Afghanistan wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz century was the first time that a wicket-keeper scored a 150 in men’s ODI against Pakistan. The previous best by a wicket-keeper was MS Dhoni’s 148 at Vishakhapatnam. 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the wicketkeeper for Afghanistan, scored 151 runs at a run-a-ball against Pakistan at Hambantota, among other firsts.

Afghanistan’s strong total of 300/5 was made possible by Gurbaz’s magnificent 151. This was their greatest score versus Pakistan, a rival from the same region.

Gurbaz’s innings, which featured 14 boundaries and three sixes, completely destroyed Pakistan’s attack. He scored 227 runs for the first wicket with Ibrahim Zadran (80), which ranks as Afghanistan’s second-highest partnership for any wicket.

Afghanistan displayed excellent batting in their second game of the series after getting bowled out for just 59 in the first ODI. Gurbaz and Zadran’s good start was followed by a little stumble in the last overs, but Mohammed Nabi’s run-a-ball 29 enabled them reach 300 at the conclusion of their innings.

This was both the first-ever century by an Afghanistan player against Pakistan and the greatest score by an Afghan batter against that nation. Their previous best performance came from Hashmatullah Shahidi, who scored an unbeatable 97.

It took Gurbaz only 23 innings to reach his sixth ODI century. With this, he passed Babar Azam (25 innings) and moved up to third place, trailing only Quinton de Kock (19) and Imam-Ul-Haq (19), who are tied for first place.

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