Beneath the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket workforce solidified their place on the high of the ICC Males’s ODI Rankings following a convincing victory over arch-rivals Pakistan within the twelfth match of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday, October 14,
India’s “Males in Blue” prolonged their successful streak with a convincing third consecutive victory within the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Nevertheless, this encounter introduced Pakistan with a possibility not solely to safe their first ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup win over India but additionally to overhaul their neighbours within the ODI rankings.
Nonetheless, India’s comfy seven-wicket win ensured they retained their high rating, whereas additionally extending their World Cup successful streak towards Pakistan to 8-0. The Indian workforce has exhibited excellent kind, having triumphed over sturdy groups like Australia and Pakistan of their first three matches. They’re decided to finish their extended quest for an ICC trophy on this version.
Regardless of their defeat, Pakistan maintains their second place within the rankings, with in-form South Africa occupying the third spot. Australia, after a troublesome begin to the match with back-to-back losses, has dropped to fourth place. New Zealand rounds out the highest 5, whereas the defending World Cup champions, England, are in sixth place.
The competitors for the highest spot intensified within the weeks main as much as the marquee match, with India, Pakistan, and Australia rising because the frontrunners. Nevertheless, the Indian workforce’s spectacular kind in all points of the sport towards Babar Azam’s Pakistan positioned them for a powerful match.
Concerning the match, India selected to bowl first after successful the toss and efficiently bowled Pakistan out for a mere 191 runs in 42.5 overs. In pursuit of the goal, India confronted no vital challenges. Rohit Sharma led from the entrance with a half-century, guiding his workforce nearer to victory earlier than being dismissed for 86.
Shreyas Iyer contributed with a half-century of his personal and sealed the match with a boundary within the 30.3 overs, with seven wickets in hand. India’s “Males in Blue” will face Bangladesh of their subsequent match of the World Cup ’23 in Pune on October 19, aiming to increase their world No.1 standing and keep their successful momentum.
In the meantime, Pakistan will search to rebound from Saturday’s loss, with hopes of securing one other encounter towards their neighbours later within the competitors.