ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: Australia Pick Their First Points To Rise To Number Eighth, Sri Lanka Drop To Ninth, India Remain At Top
ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: Australia now back on track after they defeating Sri Lanka in third match.
This victory marked their first win at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday.
Both teams entered the fixture without any wins, as they had both lost their first two matches.
After securing their first victory in the tournament, the five-time champions Australia have climbed to the eighth position on the points table.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has dropped to the ninth place following their recent match.
In regards to the match, Sri Lanka made a strong start after choosing to bat first. The openers, Pathum Nissanka (61) and Kusal Perera (78), formed an impressive partnership of 125 runs.
Skipper Pat Cummins took charge and swiftly dismissed both the openers, leading to a collapse for the team led by Kusal Mendis.
Sri Lanka's middle and lower order had a disappointing performance, as they lost their last nine wickets for just 52 runs.
Adam Zampa displayed an impressive performance with the ball after a disappointing start to the tournament. He skillfully spun a web and took four wickets, contributing to his team's success in bowling Sri Lanka out for 209 runs in 43.3 overs.
The Cummins-led side didn't have a promising start while chasing the target, as they lost two early wickets. However, Mitchell Marsh continued to perform well from the other end.
He managed to break his poor streak and scored 52 runs before being run out in the 15th over.
Ozie beat Lanka by 5 wickets
Marnus Labuschagne (40) and Josh Inglis (58) made valuable contributions, setting the stage for Glenn Maxwell (31*) and Marcus Stoinis (20) to successfully finish the match in 35.2 overs. As a result, Australia emerged victorious, winning by five wickets.
After their victory, Pat Cummins and his team have earned their first two points. Currently, they are in eighth position with a net run rate of -0.734.
The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, remains at the top of the points table, ahead of New Zealand, thanks to their superior net run rate.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has become the first team to lose three matches and is the only team, other than the Netherlands, that has not won a match in the tournament thus far.
The Indian team is currently in first place with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +1.821. On the other hand, New Zealand also has six points, but their NRR is slightly lower at +1.604.
South Africa is currently in third place and will be competing against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
With two wins in two matches, they have accumulated four points and boast an impressive net run rate of +2.360. This outstanding performance puts them in a position to potentially surpass India if they secure a victory in Dharamsala.
The team led by Babar Azam Pakistan is currently ranked fourth in the standings, having accumulated a total of four points. Following their loss to India, their net run rate stands at -0.137.
After experiencing an unexpected loss to Afghanistan, England's position in the rankings dropped to fifth place. They currently have two points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.084.
Afghanistan has moved up to sixth place with two points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.652. Meanwhile, Bangladesh currently holds the seventh position with only one win and an NRR of -0.699.