Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup Practice Match Highlights: Ahead of their World Cup 2019 campaign, Afghanistan registered a stunning victory over Pakistan in a warm-up game that went all the way to the wire. Middle-order batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi played a pivotal role for Afghanistan by scoring an unbeaten 74 as his team chased down a below-par target of 263 set by Pakistan with a just a few balls to spare.
This is Pakistan’s eleven straight ODI defeat. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side will be hoping that recalls for out-of-sorts left-armer Mohammad Amir and 33-year old all-rounder Wahab Riaz can catalyse something of a resurgence for them as they seek to break their duck which has inconveniently come at the foot of cricket’s flagship tournament.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan skittled for 138 in a woeful batting display in Belfast as Ireland prevailed comfortably by 78 runs. That being said, with seven wins from their last 10 games in the 50-over format, the lowest ranked team in this World Cup will enter this game with plenty of confidence.