Points Table for the 2023 ODI World Cup: India Takes Second Place After a Decisive Victory Against Afghanistan in Delhi
ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets on Wednesday at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, recording their second straight victory of the ODI World Cup 2023.
India's skipper Rohit Sharma made a brilliant start to the innings and made the most of the powerplay overs as the team chased a below-par 273. He and Ishan Kishan scored 94 runs in 10 overs to lay the groundwork for a successful run chase. In the ODI World Cup, Rohit became the fastest batsman for India to reach the three-figure mark, finishing his century in just 63 balls.
In the 19th over, Rashid Khan removed Ishan Kishan (47), capping a 156-run partnership for the first wicket. In order to get the team over 200 runs, Virat Kohli and Rohit stitched together a 49-run partnership for the second wicket.
After hitting 131 runs off 84 balls, including five sixes and sixteen fours, Rohit left the game. India chased the target in 35 overs, with Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli going on to score and form the winning partnership. Iyer scored 25 runs without being out, while Kohli amassed an undefeated 55 runs.
The 2023 ODI World Cup Points Table
With two straight victories over Afghanistan and Australia, respectively, India climbed to the second position with four points in the standings. New Zealand has a higher net run rate than both Asian nations, allowing them to take first place, while Pakistan, India, and New Zealand each have four points.
Australia, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are the only countries without a point in the tournament. Pakistan is ranked third in the rankings, behind South Africa, England, and Bangladesh.
India will next play Pakistan at the highly anticipated Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, October 14.