ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: New Intry In Top Four As Australia Displace Pakistan, India In 2nd Spot
ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table: Australia has been performing well in their last two matches. Pat Cummins Led Team recently secured their second victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, indicating that they have found their rhythm.
Led by Pat Cummins, the team emerged victorious in a thrilling match against Pakistan, securing a 62-run victory and propelling themselves into the top four positions in the standings.
They achieved their second consecutive victory after defeating Sri Lanka in their previous match, which marked their first win of the tournament in Lucknow.
However, Pakistan's loss in this match marks their second consecutive defeat, following their previous loss against arch-rivals India in Ahmedabad.
The team led by Babar Azam has dropped to fifth place, losing their hold on the top four positions. This presents a new challenge for them as they continue in the tournament.
Australia has now accumulated four points and holds a net run rate of -0.193. On the other hand, Pakistan, despite experiencing consecutive defeats, also has four points. However, they have dropped down in the rankings due to their lower net run rate of -0.456.
In the tournament, New Zealand and India are the only two teams that have not been defeated. Both teams have accumulated eight points each after playing four matches. However, the Kiwis currently hold the top spot due to their superior run rate compared to India. The two teams are set to face each other in Dharamsala this Sunday.
Sri Lanka, who have lost all three of their matches, is the only team that has not won a game yet. They are currently in last place on the points table.
The team will face a formidable challenge from the Netherlands, who are feeling confident after defeating South Africa in their last match.
The defending champions, England, are currently ranked sixth. Following them are Bangladesh at seventh, the Netherlands at eighth, and Afghanistan at ninth.
In the Australia vs Pakistan match, Babar Azam made the decision to put the Aussies into bat first. However, this decision proved to be concerning as Australia was given a challenging target of 357 runs.
The team that has won the championship five times displayed exceptional batting skills, scoring an impressive total of 367/9 in their 50 overs. This remarkable achievement was made possible by outstanding centuries from David Warner and Mitchell Marsh.
Pakistan had a strong start in chasing the target, with a 134-run opening partnership. However, they were unable to maintain the momentum and ultimately got bowled out for 305 runs in 45.3 overs.
Adam Zampa showcased his brilliance once again with the ball, concluding his 10 overs with an impressive figure of 4/53. The leg spinner's bowling performance was truly remarkable, especially considering the high-scoring reputation of the stadium and its short boundaries.