ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: India Finishes Third, New Zealand Replaces South Africa in First Place
With a convincing win over Bangladesh on Friday, New Zealand maintained their winning streak and returned to the top of the standings.
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, captain Kane Williamson led from the front by scoring a half-century and then 78 runs to help his team win by eight wickets.
New Zealand's victory makes them the first team in the 2023 World Cup points table to reach six points. In the three games they have played so far in the competition, the Blackcaps have prevailed. At Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium, they take on Afghanistan in their upcoming game.
After finishing second in the previous two ODI World Cups, New Zealand has begun their winning streak in the competition with three straight wins. They defeated the Netherlands' challenge in the first game of the tournament and pursued the reigning champions, England.
For captain Williamson, who rejoined the team following a lengthy injury absence, the game held great significance. He returned to the game and scored fifty runs before being hit on the thumb during a run that ultimately resulted in his retirement due to injury.
However, for Bangladesh, who now sit in sixth place with two points, it was their second loss of the competition. They now have a net run rate of -0.699 instead of -0.653.
After defeating Australia on Thursday, South Africa had been the top sport; however, they fell to second place, to be replaced by the Blackcaps.
The Proteas have four points from two games, which is equal to that of third-place India and fourth-place Pakistan, who will play on Saturday, October 14 in Ahmedabad.
England, last year's winners, are presently in fifth place.
Sri Lanka is currently ranked seventh in the Cricket World Cup 2023 points table, behind the Netherlands, Australia, and Afghanistan—all four of whom have not yet created accounts.
Following the New Zealand vs. Bangladesh match, the ODI World Cup 2023 points table is as follows