ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets after match 22, PAK vs AFG
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in match No. 22 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
In the match No. 22 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, played at Chennai, Afghanistan emerged victorious against Pakistan. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a competitive total of 282/7 in their allotted 50-overs.
For Pakistan, opener Abdullah Shafique scored a well-crafted 58, while skipper Babar Azam top-scored and contributed with 74. Noor Ahmad was the pick of Afghan bowlers, taking three wickets for them. The match witnessed nail-biting moments as Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals.
Chasing 283 for victory, Afghanistan’s opening batsman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, set the tone with a blistering 65 off 53 balls. Ibrahim Zadran’s composed 87 and Rahmat Shah’s unbeaten 77, and Afghan skipper Shahidi’s brilliant knock of 48 helped them successfully chase the target. Afghanistan reached the target in 49 overs, finishing at 286/2. This win marked Afghanistan’s second victory in the tournament.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan, and secured their second win of the tournament. Afghanistan with the win against Pakistan, now see themselves at sixth position with 4 points in 5 games and NRR of -0.969 . With this loss Pakistan have lost three out of their 5 matches played. They are at fifth position in the table with 4 points in 5 games and NRR of -0.400 .
India are the table toppers, next in line are New Zealand, South Africa are 3rd followed by Australia. Bangladesh, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and England are next in line after Pakistan and Afghanistan.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Runs
Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer of the tournament, with 354 runs in 5 innings. Rohit Sharma is second on the list with 311 runs in 5 innings. Third on the list with 302 runs in five innings is Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan. He didn’t have a good day with the bat and scored only 8 runs. Rizwan has been scoring runs on a consistent basis for his team but was not able to do so in the game against Afghanistan.
New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra is at fourth position in the list with 290 runs in 5 innings. His fellow country man Daryl Mitchell is fifth with 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) – 302 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. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is at second position in highest wicket takers list. He has 11 wickets in 5 games. 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 10 wickets in the tournament. He had a decent day with the ball against Afghanistan and picked up only one wicket and ended with figures of 1/58.
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) – 10 Wickets