ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets after match 21, IND vs NZ
India defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets to go on top of the points table in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
In a thrilling clash between India and New Zealand of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, held in Dharamsala, India won the toss and chose to field, setting the stage for a nail-biting contest between the table-toppers. New Zealand batted first and put up a competitive total of 273 runs.
Devon Conway was dismissed early for a duck, and Will Young added 17 runs before Mohammed Shami claimed his wicket. Rachin Ravindra played a brilliant innings of 75 runs, and Daryl Mitchell’s century (130 runs) was the backbone of New Zealand innings. Mohammed Shami was the standout bowler for India, taking five crucial wickets.
In reply, India’s top-order performed well, with Rohit Sharma scoring 46 runs and Shubman Gill contributing 26 runs. Virat Kohli’s 95 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 39 were instrumental in India’s successful chase. India chased down the target in 48 overs and ended with scores of 274/6.
This victory made India the only unbeaten team in the tournament, while New Zealand suffered their first defeat, making it a significant win for India on the road to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table
India have beaten the table-toppers New Zealand and now climb up to the first position in the points table. They beat New Zealand and are now the only team to be unbeaten in this tournament. India with the win have 10 points in 5 games at a NRR of +1.353. New Zealand who were unbeaten untill now, lost their first game of the tournament to hosts India. They move down to second position 8 points in 5 games with NRR of +1.481.
South Africa are third and Australia are at fourth position. Pakistan are at sixth position followed on by Bangladesh, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, England and Afghanistan.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Runs
Virat Kohli has moved up the ladder and is now the leading run-scorer, he has scored 354 runs in 5 innings and he played a brilliant knock of 95 against New Zealand in a winning cause. Rohit Sharma is second on the list with 311 runs in total in 5 innings. He got a good start against New Zealand and ended with score of 46. Third on the list with 265 runs in four innings is wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan with 294 runs in four innings.
Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand again proved his batting ability, he was great with the bat against India and scored 75 runs. He is at fourth position in the list with 290 runs in 5 innings. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell smashed a blistering century against India and scored 130 runs, he too enters the list. He in four innings has scored a total of 268 runs.
Top 5 leading run-scorer in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Virat Kohli (India) – 354 Runs
2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 311 Runs
3. Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) – 294 Runs
4. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) – 290 Runs
5. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – 268 Runs
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Wickets
New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is first on the list with 12 wickets in 5 games. He picked one wicket against India and ended with figures of 1/37. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is at second position in highest wicket takers list. He has 11 wickets in 5 games and against New Zealand he was successful in taking only one wicket with figures 1/45. Dilshan Madushanka is third with 11 wickets.
New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has 10 wickets to his name and is placed at 4th position. Shaheen Afridi is 5th with 9 wickets in the tournament.
Top 5 leading wicket-takers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 12 Wickets
2. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) – 11 Wickets
3. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 11 Wickets
4. Matt Henry (New Zealand) – 10 Wickets
5. Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) – 9 Wickets