World Cup point table after Pakistan vs Bangladesh

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World Cup point table after Pakistan vs Bangladesh
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ICC World Cup point table changed after today’s match between Pak vs Ban at Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata.

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Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in the 31st match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India, on Wednesday and kept their semi-final hopes alive.

The important seven-wicket win, as Pakistan chased down a 205-run target in just 32.3 overs, helped them improve their net run rate (NRR) to an extent while also jumping to fifth position in the points table.

Team M W L T N/R PT NRR
1 India 6 6 0 0 0 12 1.405
2 South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10 2.032
3 New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8 1.232
4 Australia 6 4 2 0 0 8 0.970
5 Pakistan 7 3 4 0 0 6 -0.024
6 Afghanistan 6 3 3 0 0 6 -0.718
7 Sri Lanka 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.275
8 Netherlands 6 2 4 0 0 4 -1.277
9 Bangladesh 7 1 6 0 0 2 -1.446
10 England 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.652

Pakistan’s path to the World Cup semi-finals hinges on both their own performance and New Zealand’s outcomes.

Ideally, Pakistan needs New Zealand to lose their remaining matches. Currently, New Zealand has eight points from six games. If they lose their next three matches, they will end the group stage with eight points. Pakistan, on the other hand, can secure a spot in the knockout stage with 10 points if they win their next three matches.

Next, New Zealand faces South Africa on November 1 in Pune, a crucial match for them. Pakistan will take on New Zealand on November 4, which is vital for their semi-final hopes.

In today’s game, Fakhar Zaman made a remarkable comeback after missing five matches. The left-handed batsman scored 81 runs off 74 deliveries, including three fours and seven sixes, one of which was a colossal 99-meter maximum. Abdullah Shafique also contributed with 68 runs, forming a dominant 128-run opening partnership for Pakistan.

In the first innings, Shaheen Afridi’s exceptional first-over performance removed Tanzid Hasan for a duck. The problems continued for Bangladesh as Najmul Hossain Shanto (4) and experienced Mushfiqur Rahim (5) fell to Afridi and Haris Rauf, leaving Bangladesh struggling at 23-3 in just six overs.

Despite the early setbacks, Littos Das and Mahmudullah managed a 79-run partnership, helping Bangladesh post a competitive total against Pakistan’s formidable pace attack. However, Das lost his wicket to Iftikhar Ahmed as he neared his half-century. Mahmudullah also fell, bowled out by Afridi after scoring 56 runs.

Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, contributed 43 runs, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz added 25, but their lower-order efforts weren’t enough to take their team to a competitive total. Bangladesh was eventually all out for just 204 runs.

pak vs ban playing XI

Pakistan playing XI:

  1. Abdullah Shafique
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam(c)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan(w)
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Agha Salman
  8. Shaheen Afridi
  9. Usama Mir
  10. Mohammad Wasim Jr
  11. Haris Rauf

Bangladesh Playing XI:

  1.  Litton Das
  2. Tanzid Hasan
  3. Najmul Hossain Shanto
  4. Shakib Al Hasan(c)
  5. Mushfiqur Rahim(w)
  6. Mahmudullah
  7. Towhid Hridoy
  8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  9. Taskin Ahmed
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Shoriful Islam
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