ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets after Match 41, NZ vs SL
New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in match No. 41 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
New Zealand put on a dominating performance in the 41st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, held in Bengaluru, as they emerged victorious against Sri Lanka. After winning the toss, New Zealand opted to field first.
Sri Lanka’s innings started off on a shaky note, losing wickets at regular intervals. Kusal Perera provided some resistance with a quick-fire 51, but Kiwi bowlers, led by Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner, who kept the pressure on. Maheesh Theekshana’s unbeaten 38 provided some late resistance, guiding Sri Lanka to a total of 171 in 46.4 overs.
Chasing a target of 172 runs, New Zealand’s top-order displayed commendable batting. Devon Conway’s 45 and Rachin Ravindra’s 42 set the foundation for a successful chase. Despite a couple of wickets falling, Daryl Mitchell’s 43 ensured New Zealand reached the target comfortably in just 23.2 overs with a score of 172/5.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table :
New Zealand after that victory have strengthened their position to be the fourth team to qualify for semi-finals and made it difficult for Pakistan and Afghanistan. New Zealand after this dominating victory over Sri Lanka, have 10 points in 9 games with NRR of +0.743. They are sitting at the fourth spot of the points table. They will closely watch the last league games of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Sri Lanka were eliminated and had nothing to loose but had a chance to end on a high. But Kiwi attack didn’t let them do that. They have ended their campaign with 7 losses and 2 wins in 9 games and find themselves at 9th position with a NRR of -1.419.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Runs
Rachin Ravindra has been brilliant throughout the tournament, so was he in the match against Sri Lanka, he played a beautiful innings of 42, and now finds himself at the top of the run-getters list with 565 runs in 9 innings.
South African wicket-keeper batter Quinton De Kock is second in the list of the leading run-scorer of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with 550 runs in 8 innings. Indian batsmen Virat Kohli is third with 543 runs in 8 innings in this tournament. Australian opener David Warner is 4th on the list with 446 runs and 2 centuries. Indian captain Rohit Sharma is fifth with 442 runs in 8 innings.
Top 5 leading run-scorer in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) – 565 Runs
2. Quinton De Kock (South Africa) – 550 Runs
3. Virat Kohli (India) – 543 Runs
4. David Warner (Australia) – 446 Runs
5. Rohit Sharma (India) – 442 Runs
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Most Wickets
Dilshan Madhushanka still is at the top of the wicket-takers chart even though he went wicketless in the game against New Zealand. He is at the top with 21 wickets in 9 innings.
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa is second with 20 wickets in eight matches. South African all-rounder Marco Jansen is third in the table with 17 wickets. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has had a terrific run so far, and he has picked up 16 wickets in four games. Shami is fourth on the table. Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is fifth with 16 wickets.
Top 5 leading wicket-takers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka) – 21 Wickets
2. Adam Zampa (Australia) – 20 Wickets
3. Marco Jansen (South Africa) – 17 Wickets
4. Mohammed Shami (India) – 16 Wickets
5. Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) – 16 Wickets