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Table of points for the 2023 ODI World Cup: South Africa leaps ahead of New Zealand with a second victory, while India is ranked third

Table of points for the 2023 ODI World Cup: South Africa leaps ahead of New Zealand with a second victory, while India is ranked third.

In the tenth match of the PDI World Cup 2023, South Africa defeated Australia handily at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday, extending their winning streak.

They won by 134 runs over the Pat Cummins-led team, who lost the current tournament for the second time in a row.

The Australians were never able to stay on course as they attempted to chase the enormous target of 312 and kept losing wickets frequently. They were in trouble after losing two more before the 20th over, having lost the first three wickets for just 50 runs in the first ten overs.

Before being bowled out in the 35th over, Marnus Labuschagne managed to score the highest run total for his team, 46 runs, demonstrating some resistance.

Before they were bowled out for 177 runs in 40.5 overs, they had to complete a formality, but captain Pat Cummins played some outstanding shots towards the end.

Earlier, after being placed to bat first, the Temba Bavuma-led team proved their prowess at the bat by amassing an enormous 311/7 in their 50 overs.

Quinton De Kock, the star opener, once again proved himself by reaching his second century of the tournament.

With the assistance of seven fours and a six, Aiden Markram also reached a half-century and demonstrated his consistency before Josh Hazlewood removed him in the 44th over.

After defeating Sri Lanka by 102 runs in their opening game in Delhi, South Africa had now won two of the three matches in the tournament.

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South Africa has jumped ahead of New Zealand to take the top spot in the current rankings after winning the tournament back-to-back.

They have played and won the first two matches, giving them an equal number of points with New Zealand, India, and Pakistan. But because of their superior run rate, the Proteas continue to top the points table.

The second-place team, New Zealand, has a net run rate of +1.958, while the South African team has a net run rate of +2.360. With a net run rate of +1.5000, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team is in third place. Pakistan, their bitter rivals, are in fourth place with a net run rate of +0.927.

The only teams who have won their opening two games are the top four.

Bangladesh is in sixth place (NRR -0.653), while Bangladesh is in fifth place (NRR +0.533) with two points after winning one and losing one match. Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Australia, and Afghanistan have zero points and rank seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively, with NRRs of -1.161, -1.800, -1.846, and -1.907.