ICC CWC 19: Report Of Pakistan, Australia Victories

CWC 19

CWC 19

Pakistan Beat Afghanistan To Make It To ICC CWC 19 Top 4

Pakistan played brilliant Cricket all over to beat Afghanistan in a thrilling encounter to keep their hopes alive of reaching the ICC CWC 19 semi-finals. The Men In Green won the match by 3 wickets to displace England from the fourth position and will now require to beat Bangladesh in their last encounter next week.

Young Guns Helped Pakistan Win Close Encounter With The Afghanis

He may be a teenager but Shaheen Shah Afridi was the most impressive bowlers in the Afghan innings. The teenager ended the match with 4/47 to restrict them to 227/9 in 50 overs. Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim ended with 2 wickets each against the new entrants to World Cricket.

Babar, Imad Seal Victory In Crucial ICC CWC 19 Tie

After a familiar collapse against Afghanistan, Pakistan was on the brink of exit from World Cup but Babar Azam and Imad Wasim had other ideas. First Babar steadied the innings with 45, and later Imad Wasim blasted the side to victory with unbeaten 49. Wahab Riaz’s cameo in the end also proved useful to Pakistan as they chased the target with 2 balls to spare.

Australia Down New Zealand To Strengthen Position At Points Table

In another match, Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs to strengthen their position at the Points Table. Despite Trent Boult’s hat-trick in the final over of their innings, the Aussies managed to post 243/9 in their 50 overs. Usman Khawaja top-scored with 88 runs, while Alex Carey partnered him well with  72-ball 71. Trent Boult’s four wickets included the second hat-trick of the mega event but it wasn’t enough for the Kiwis.

Five-wicket Mitchell Starc Proved Too Much For Kiwis

He was the best bowler for his side in the 2015 World Cup and Mitchell Starc proved to be too much for the Kiwis four years later. The left-arm pacer finished the match with 5 wickets as Aussies dismissed New Zealand for 157 runs, with Kane Williamson top scoring with 40. Alex Carey was declared Man of the Match for his all-round performance in the match.

ICC CWC 19: Pakistan Acquire Fourth Position At The Points Table

And they finally make it to the top four, a task that seemed impossible for the unpredictable Pakistanis. However, they will have to wait for the result of the India – England encounter today. An English win will put them back on number 5, with all depending on their final group match against Bangladesh. In case India wins, they will have a better chance to qualify for the last four and maybe finish at either number 3 or number 4, depending on the results of other matches.

World Cup Points Table

TEAM    M            W            L              PT           NRR

AUS       8              7              1              14           1

INDIA    6              5              0              11           1.16

NZ          8              5              2              11           0.572

PAK        8              4              3              9              -0.792

ENG       7              4              3              8              1.051

BDESH   7              3              3              7              -0.133

SL            7              2              3              6              -1.186

SA           8              2              5              5              -0.08

WI          7              1              5              3              -0.32

AFG       8              0              8              0              -1.418

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