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World Cup 2023 Points Table: What Pakistan’s Huge Win vs Bangladesh Means For Their Semi-finals Dream


World Cup 2023 Points Table: The Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team finally returned to winning ways after four straight wins in the Cricket World Cup to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Facing a must-win situation against Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup match in Kolkata on Tuesday, Pakistan dominated both the batting and bowling departments to secure a comfortable seven-wicket victory. This was the third win for the Pakistan cricket team in seven matches and they are fifth in the points table. Bangladesh are out of the semi-final race. (World Cup 2023 points table)

The first four teams in the Cricket World Cup points table are – India (12 points, 6 matches, NRR +1.405), South Africa (10 points, 6 matches, NRR +2.032), New Zealand (8 point, 6 games, NRR). +1.232) and Australia (8 points, 6 games, +0.970). Pakistan cricket team is in fifth place with six points from seven matches (NRR -0.024).

Pakistan are left against New Zealand and England. While New Zealand are in top form, England have not been as good as the defending Cricket World Cup Champions. Pakistan will have to win both of those games and hopefully the results of the other teams will work their way to a goal in the semi-finals.

The former champions dismissed Bangladesh first for 204 and then returned to overhaul the target, scoring 205 for 3 in 32.3 Overs for their third win in the tournament.

Abdullah Shafique (68) and Fakhar Zaman (81) slammed fifties and when they were dismissed, Mohammad Rizwan (26) and Iftikar Ahmed (17) chipped away at the remaining runs.

Mahmudullah picked a 70-ball 56 but Bangladesh could not gain momentum as they lost wickets regularly.

Litton Das (45), Mahmudullah (56), Shakib Al Hasan (43) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (25) were the other batsmen to reach double figures.

For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi (3/23) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (3/31) were the most successful bowlers with three-wicket hauls, while Haris Rauf (2/36), Iftikhar Ahmed (1/44) and Usama Mir (1/66) also among the wickets.

Summary Score: Bangladesh: 204 out in 45.1 overs (Mahmudullah 56; Shaheen Afridi 3/23, Mohammad Wasim Jr 3/31).

Pakistan: 205 for 3 in 32.3 overs (Abdullah Shafique 68, Fakhar Zaman 81; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3/60)

With PTI inputs

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