Central Broward Regional Park, 12/7/2023, 1:00:00 PM
In a clash of cricketing prowess at the iconic Central Broward Regional Park, Team Pakistan took on the formidable World XI in a riveting 20-over encounter as part of the World Cup 2023 Legends series. The stage was set for a high-stakes battle, and cricket enthusiasts eagerly awaited the unfolding drama.
Winning the toss, Team Pakistan opted to field, backing their bowlers to restrict the World XI batting lineup. Umpires Delroy Lynn and Morshed Kalam took their positions as World XI’s openers, Junaid Ahmed and SANJEEV KAUSHAL, marched to the crease. The World XI innings unfolded with contributions from various players, eventually reaching a competitive total of 156/9 in 20 overs at a brisk run rate of 7.80.
The standout performer for World XI was Sundar Raghavan, who not only anchored the innings but also showcased his bowling prowess, finishing with an impressive figure of 4 overs, 9 runs, and 3 wickets.
- Sundar Raghavan (World XI): Awarded the Man of the Match, Raghavan’s all-round brilliance proved crucial for World XI. His stellar bowling performance and contributions with the bat underscored his impact on the game.
- Other notable performances: Junaid Ahmed, RAOOF PATEL, and SHAFIQ KHAN contributed significantly to the World XI total, forming a formidable partnership against the Pakistani bowlers.
Chasing a target of 157, Team Pakistan faced a challenging task against the disciplined World XI bowling attack. Despite a valiant effort from Mahmood Shahid and MURALIDHARAN DEVARAJA, the required run rate kept climbing. The World XI bowlers, led by Sundar Raghavan and GANESH KUMARASWAMY, maintained pressure, leading to crucial breakthroughs.
Team Pakistan concluded their innings at 113/6 in 20 overs, falling short by 42 runs against the formidable World XI bowling attack.
World XI emerged victorious by 42 runs, showcasing their dominance in both batting and bowling departments. The players and fans celebrated the well-deserved win, with Sundar Raghavan’s outstanding all-round performance earning him the Man of the Match accolade.
The clash between Team Pakistan and World XI added another thrilling chapter to the World Cup 2023 Legends series, leaving spectators eager for more exciting encounters in this prestigious tournament.