Adil Rashid surprised the Pakistani batsman. (AFP photo)
Pakistan cricket team’s ODI World Cup-2023 was very bad. This team could not make it to the semi-finals nor could end the tournament with victory. This team, captained by Babar Azam, was defeated by England in its last match of the World Cup. Batting first, England scored 337 runs losing nine wickets. In this match, Pakistan team collapsed for just 244 runs in 43.3 overs. Pakistan’s batsmen could not find their feet on the wicket and kept losing wickets continuously, but the way England’s leg spinner Adil Rashid dismissed Saud Shakeel surprised everyone.
Shakeel was batting well but Rashid trapped him with his spin in such a way that the entire Pakistan team kept watching. Shakeel could not believe how he got out. Rashid took two wickets in this match. He took two wickets for 55 runs in 10 overs. Apart from Shakeel, Rashid showed the way to the pavilion to Shadab Khan.
Shakeel trapped in googly
Rashid was bowling the 28th over of Pakistan’s innings. Rashid bowled Shakeel on the fifth ball of this over. The way Rashid trapped Shakeel was worth watching. Rashid bowled the ball outside the leg stump of left-handed batsman Shakeel. Shakeel thought this ball was Rashid’s usual leg spin ball. He went to hit the paddle sweep on this ball. But Rashid bowled a googly which took a turn outside the leg stump and hit the middle stump and Shakeel was bowled. For some time after being bowled, Shakeel kept watching what happened. He could not believe that he had become bold like this.
the match was like this
By winning this match, England ended their World Cup campaign with a win, while Pakistan was disappointed. England won this match and finished the World Cup in seventh place and qualified for the Champions Trophy-2025. England batted first in this match. For that, Ben Stokes scored 84, Joe Root scored 60 and Jonny Bairstow scored 59 runs. Agha Salman played a half-century innings for Pakistan. He scored 51 runs on 45 balls. Apart from him, no other batsman could score even a half-century.