The Men’s 2023 ODI World Cup is underway in India and runs from October 5 till November 19. Each morning we are going to spherical up the most recent motion and news from the occasion and convey you the insights from our reporters on the bottom.
Top Story: Gurbaz, Ibrahim, Rahmat boss 283 chase in Afghanistan’s first ODI win over Pakistan
Afghanistan 286 for two (Ibrahim 87, Rahmat 77*, Gurbaz 65, Shahidi 48*, Hasan 1-41) beat Pakistan 282 for 7 (Babar 74, Shafique 58, Noor 3-49, Naveen 2-52) by eight wickets
8-0 or 7-1? Nah, we aren’t speaking about that one. Coming into their fifth sport of the 2023 World Cup, Afghanistan had not overwhelmed Pakistan in an ODI in seven makes an attempt. They had run them shut on no less than two events however needed to endure one heartbreak after one other. But on in all probability the largest stage of all of them, Afghanistan lastly managed to interrupt the hoodoo. And they did it, in Chennai, by eight wickets chasing down 283 with six balls to spare, crafting their highest profitable chase in ODIs within the course of. A ‘W’ in opposition to Pakistan lastly, and 1-7, too. It was additionally the best profitable chase in opposition to Pakistan in a World Cup sport.
Should it rely as an upset? Maybe not after what Afghanistan did to England, not after the medical method through which they chased down the goal on Monday to maneuver to sixth place on the desk.
Match evaluation: Young stars Noor and Ibrahim gentle the best way on well-known evening for Afghanistan
When Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi swats Shaheen Shah Afridi to the square-leg boundary and lets out a primal roar, Chepauk roars with him. Around the identical time, fireworks go off in Kabul and followers throng the streets to rejoice Afghanistan’s first-ever ODI victory over rivals Pakistan.
Cut to Chennai: Rashid Khan, sporting an Afghanistan flag round his neck, is tearing in to hug his captain. Mohammad Nabi, too, storms onto the sector and simply cannot conceal his feelings. Gulbadin Naib, who captained Afghanistan within the final World Cup, is being lifted by Riaz Hassan. Chants of «Rashid! Rashid! Rashid» ring round Chepauk when he breaks right into a jig with Irfan Pathan.
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Bangladesh vs South Africa, Mumbai (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT
Who desires to face the staff that smashed 399 of their earlier sport? And on the venue they did it too. Bangladesh have that privilege, as they tackle a South African unit contemporary — or are they, given the searing Mumbai warmth? — from their dismantling of defending champions England on Saturday.
With three wins in 4 video games, South Africa are comfortably positioned at No. 3 within the factors desk. And their thumping margins of victories — 102 runs in opposition to Sri Lanka, 134 in opposition to Australia, and 229 in opposition to England — have earned them the very best web run price within the match.
South Africa (possible): 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt)/Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Gerald Coetzee, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Lungi Ngidi
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tanzid Hasan, 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Feature: South Africa have one other ‘C’ phrase to take care of
Eight 300-plus scores this yr. Six totals of over 300 of their final seven video games, and two of them over 400. Three 300-plus scores this World Cup already, together with a 229-run thrashing of the defending champions England. All this with probably the most explosive batting of the match thus far.
So the place’s the catch?
That, pricey reader, is in the truth that all however a kind of feats have come batting first.
If you permit out their profitable chase of 343 in opposition to England at house again in January, all their blazing batting performances have been recorded when batting first. And their three wins on this World Cup have additionally come when batting first.
Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com