ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets after Match 1, ENG vs NZ
New Zealand defeated England by nine wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opener.
In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opener, New Zealand defeated defending champions England very easily. Winning the toss Kiwis chose to field first. England put up a total of 282 loosing nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Joe Root was the stand-out performer, scoring 77 runs, while Jonny Bairstow (33), Harry Brook (25), and Jos Buttler (43) made valuable contributions. Matt Henry was the pick of New Zealand bowlers, taking three wickets for 48 runs.
In response, New Zealand’s Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra formed a brilliant partnership, ensuring New Zealand’s victory by nine wickets. Conway and Ravindra remained unbeaten with both scoring impressive centuries, Conway with 152 not out, while Ravindra provided solid support with 123 not out. Will Young was the only wicket to fall for New Zealand early in their innings. New Zealand reached their target of 283 in just 36.2 overs, winning the match comfortably with a run rate of 7.40. This victory marked an impressive start to their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table:
In the current ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 points table, New Zealand have taken the top spot with 2 points with a net-run rate of +2.149 following their dominating victory over England in the tournament opener. On the other hand, England find themselves at the bottom of the table with an NRR of -2.149, and are yet to open their account. As the tournament progresses, all participating teams will face each other, making it a highly competitive and unpredictable event. Fans can look forward to exciting clashes and potential shifts in the points table as each team strives to secure their spot in the knockout stages.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Runs
After the inaugural match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the race for the top runs-scorer has commenced. Leading the charge is Devon Conway of New Zealand, who delivered a stunning unbeaten innings of 152 runs from 121 balls, with an impressive strike rate of 125.62. Following closely is another New Zealand player, Rachin Ravindra, who showcased his batting abilities with an unbeaten 123 runs from 96 balls.
Joe Root from England made a significant contribution, scoring 77 runs from 86 balls, including one six and four boundaries. Jos Buttler, also from England, managed to secure 43 runs from 42 balls, while Johny Bairstow, another England batsman, contributed 33 runs from 35 balls. These performances have set the stage for an exciting tournament ahead, with these batsmen playing pivotal roles for their respective teams’ campaigns.
Top 5 Leading run-scorers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Devon Conwoy (New Zealand) – 152 Runs
2. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) – 123 Runs
3. Joe Root (England) -77 Runs
4. Jos Buttler (England) -43 Runs
5. Johny Bairstow (England) – 33 Runs
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Wickets
Matt Henry from New Zealand stands at the top of the list. He showcased an impressive performance, taking three wickets while conceding 48 runs in 10 overs. His bowling figures were 3/48, and he maintained an economy of 4.8. Next in line is Glenn Phillips, also from New Zealand, who secured 2 wickets, giving away 17 runs in 3 overs. His bowling figures were 2/17, with an economy of 5.70.
Mitchell Santner, another New Zealand player, managed to take two wickets, conceding 37 runs in 10 overs. The only England player on the list was Sam Curran taking one wicket, giving away 19 runs in 4 overs. Lastly, Trent Boult from New Zealand also participated in one match and took one wicket, conceding 48 runs in 10 overs. His best bowling figures were 1/48, with an average of 48.00.
Top 5 leading Wicket-takers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Matt Henry (New Zealand) – 3 Wickets
2. Glenn Philips(New Zealand) – 2 Wickets
3. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) – 2 Wickets
4. Sam Curran (England) – 1 wicket
5. Trent Boult (New Zealand) – 1 Wicket