Rizwan battles with cramps as Pakistan win game against Sri Lanka

Pakistan

In yesterday’s game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, keeper-batter, Mohammad Rizwan was seen battling cramps during the second innings.

Despite being in so much pain, he was determined to take his side over the line, and his mental toughness helped him do just that.

Moreover, he played the best innings of his career in yesterday’s game as he scored 134* from 121 balls.

This inning helped Pakistan chase down the highest-ever total in the ODI World Cup.

However, during his inning, Rizwan had to put up with a lot of cramps to his feet and back but despite that, he continued to play and hit sixes and fours to the Lankan bowlers.

Rizwan also helped Pakistan to rise from a difficult position at 37/2 and stitched together a partnership of 176 runs with debutant Abdullah Shafique who scored 113 from 103 balls.

Rizwan records the highest-ever score by a wicketkeeper in ODI cricket

Rizwan’s knock has made him create history in ODI cricket as he is now the wicketkeeper with the highest-ever score.

Moreover, he surpassed Kamran Akmal’s score of 124 vs West Indies in Brisbane in 2005.

Additionally, Pakistan also broke another record, this time of the highest successful run chase against Sri Lanka.

They surpassed Ireland’s record chase of 328 against England during the 2011 ODI World Cup game at Bengaluru.

During the first innings, Sri Lanka looked in cruise control as Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored centuries.

This allowed Sri Lanka to post a total of 344/9 in their 50 overs.

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