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Posted at: May 25, 2019, 8:10 AM; last updated: May 25, 2019, 8:10 AM (IST)

Afghans stun Pak; SA trump Sri Lanka

Afghans  stun Pak; SA trump Sri  Lanka
Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai waves away Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi after hitting him for five fours in an over. AFP

Bristol, May 24

Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 74 as the World Cup underdogs stunned former champions Pakistan to win by three wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling warm-up match. Chasing a modest 263 for victory, Afghanistan's opening batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai got them off to a blistering start before Shahidi took charge to help them cross the finish line in the final over. 

Brief Scores: Pakistan: 262 all out 47.5 overs (Babar Azam 112, Shoaib Malik 44, Imam-ul-Haq 32; Mohammad Nabi 3/46); Afghanistan: 263/7 in 49.4 overs (Hashmatullah Shahidi 74, Hazratullah Zazai 49; Wahab Riaz 3/46, Imad Wasim 2/49)

SA beat Sri Lanka

Cardiff: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis struck a fluent 88 as his side eased to an 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in a Cricket World Cup warm-up game at Sophia Gardens.

Match II: South Africa: 338/7 (du Plessis 88, Amla 65' Lakmal 2/63); Sri Lanka: 251 (Karunaratne 87, Mathews 64, Phehlukwayo 4/36, Ngidi 2/12) 

Morgan injures finger

England captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a small flake fracture on his finger but the injury will not affect his participation in the World Cup. — Agencies 


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