ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: Australia Drops to Last Place After Falling Behind the Netherlands
In the thirteenth match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan defeated the reigning champions, England, in a historic victory on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The five-time champions have fallen to the bottom of the table in tenth place as a result of their incredible accomplishment, which has caused significant changes in the points table.
Afghanistan opened their account and took the first two points after winning, and they have since risen to sixth place.
Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Mujeeb ur Rahman were the main players in Afghanistan's victory over England.
Rahman, Khan, and Nabi combined to take eight wickets to overwhelm England's batting order, while Gurbaz hammered a brilliant half-century at the top of the order and played a brilliant inning of eighty runs.
Afghanistan was out to bat first, but they played brilliantly, setting a difficult target of 285 runs in front of the potent English batting lineup.
The team captained by Hashmatullah Shahidi produced a clinical display with the ball as they defeated England by 69 runs, bowling them out for 215 in 40.3 overs.
Afghanistan's ranking in the 2023 World Cup points table has improved from 10th to 6th as a result of the outcome in Delhi.
While England's net run rate dropped from +0.553 to -0.0084, theirs increased significantly as well, going from -1.907 to -0.652. The reigning winners are still sitting in fifth place in the rankings. After three games, they have two points, having lost their first two against Afghanistan and New Zealand.
After the thirteenth match, India had ascended to the top position and stayed there. The other three countries in the top four are Pakistan, South Africa, and New Zealand. The Netherlands, Australia, and Sri Lanka have not yet created an account for the tournament. In contrast, Bangladesh has only triumphed in one of their three matches.