Abdullah Shafique, a debutant from Pakistan, showed off his cricketing skills by scoring an important century against Sri Lanka in the World Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, India.
Abdullah was the only Pakistani batsman to score a hundred on his World Cup debut, despite Pakistan’s early defeats.
Cricketer Abdullah and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan formed a winning partnership of 176 run, stabilizing Pakistan’s innings.
Hemantha, Sri Lanka’s replacement fielder, dismissed Abdullah after he had scored 113 runs off 103 deliveries, including 10 fours and 3 sixes.
Mohammad Rizwan (97) and Saud Shameel (16), who were at the wickets when the report was made, had taken Pakistan to 271-3 after 40 overs.