CHENNAI – Afghanistan created history on Monday by beating Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup match.
Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the 22nd match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 in the Indian city of Chennai.
Beleaguered Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against Afghanistan in today's game which is a challenging task of resurrecting a faltering campaign in the Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan were 282 at the end of their innings. Afghanistan chased the target in 49 overs at the loss of 2 wickets.
The game between Pakistan and Afghanistan is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday.
Asian sides renew their long-going rivalry, often reflected in the turbulent political relations, with both sides looking for a win at the Cricket World Cup.
Men in Green entered the leading ICC event with win over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, but the team faced back-to-back losses to arch-rival India and Australia.
With multiple blows, the team slipped to 5th spot in the points table with the top four going through to the semifinals.
Hashmatullah led Afghanistan, on the other hand, pulled off stunning win over defending champions England in the Cricket World Cup but have also slumped to three defeats.
Despite Afghanistan's top form in CWC, the team is yet to beat Green Shirts in ODI format, with Pakistan winning all 7 games that were played in the last decade.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|