Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table:Pakistan’s Remarkable Win Revives World Cup 2023 Dreams
In a stunning comeback, the Pakistan cricket team secured a crucial victory against Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup, reigniting their hopes of reaching the semi-finals. The win was a testament to Pakistan’s determination after four consecutive defeats. Facing a must-win scenario in a match against Bangladesh in Kolkata, Pakistan showcased remarkable performances in both batting and bowling, resulting in a convincing seven-wicket triumph. This win marked Pakistan’s third victory in seven matches, placing them fifth in the World Cup 2023 points table. Unfortunately, Bangladesh is now out of the semi-final race.
The current top four teams in the Cricket World Cup points table are as follows:
- India – 12 points (6 games, NRR +1.405)
- South Africa – 10 points (6 games, NRR +2.032)
- New Zealand – 8 points (6 games, NRR +1.232)
- Australia – 8 points (6 games, NRR +0.970)
Pakistan, in fifth place, has accumulated six points from seven games (NRR -0.024). Their remaining matches are against New Zealand and England. New Zealand is in top form, while defending champions England have struggled. Pakistan needs to secure victories in these two matches and hope for favorable outcomes in other teams’ matches to keep their semi-final dreams alive.
In this thrilling match, Pakistan initially restricted Bangladesh to 204 runs and later successfully chased down the target, reaching 205 for 3 in just 32.3 overs. Key performances from Abdullah Shafique (68) and Fakhar Zaman (81) set the stage for the win. After their dismissals, Mohammad Rizwan (26) and Iftikar Ahmed (17) confidently completed the task.
While Mahmudullah (56) fought valiantly for Bangladesh, they couldn’t build momentum as wickets fell consistently. Litton Das (45), Shakib Al Hasan (43), and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (25) were among the other notable contributors.
Pakistan’s bowlers, led by Shaheen Afridi (3/23) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (3/31), played a crucial role in limiting Bangladesh’s total. Haris Rauf (2/36), Iftikhar Ahmed (1/44), and Usama Mir (1/66) also made valuable contributions.
In summary, Pakistan’s remarkable victory against Bangladesh has revived their hopes for the World Cup 2023 semi-finals. Their journey is filled with challenges, but the team’s determination and skills could lead them to a triumphant comeback in this prestigious tournament.