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'Feels like I am in hometown pindi', Pak player Rizwan lauds Hyderabad crowd 

Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan praised the Hyderabad crowd for their outstanding support during the match.

By Pulkit Trigun
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'Feels like I am in hometown Rawalpindi', Rizwan lauds Hyderabad crowd 

After hitting a triumphant century in the victorious pursuit against Sri Lanka, Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan praised the Hyderabad crowd for their outstanding support during the match.

Despite the working day on Tuesday, the Hyderabad crowd did not disappoint and gave a total attendance of 23,177 in the stadium to cheer for the teams. When Rizwan was batting, there were loud cheers from his fans for every boundary and single run prompting the Pakistan batsman to remark after the win:

“Rawalpindi is my home ground, and the love the crowd showed us was like you were in Pindi. We had a great time here.” 

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman is really impressed with the Hyderabad crowd. He mentions that this crowd loves cricket and has shown enough support to them. He said,

"This is a crowd which loves its cricket. When Sri Lanka was playing well, they were cheering for Sri Lanka and when we were playing well, they supported us. The atmosphere was wonderful."

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Source: TheRealPCB

World Cup's highest run chase

On October 10th, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Pakistan successfully chased down a target of 345 runs against Sri Lanka. They chased it down with six wickets to spare. Shafique scored 113 runs while Rizwan, despite battling cramps, remained unbeaten at 131. They partnered for 95 runs, with Saudi Shakeel contributing 31, helping Pakistan achieve the target in 48.2 overs.

This stands as the highest World Cup score successfully chased to date. It surpassed the previous record of Ireland’s 328 against England in the 2011 edition held in Bangalore.

Till now, Babar Azam led the Pakistan cricket team and has played two matches, the first one with the Netherlands which they won by 81 runs while the second one against Sri Lanka with 6 wickets. With two out of two wins, Pakistan is at No.2 in the points table of the ODI World Cup 2023. Now, they have all eyes on a clash against India. Next match would be played on Oct 14th at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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