Here is the updated ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table after SLvIND 1st ODI
There have been some significant changes in the team standings.
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On expected lines, India comfortably defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI and gained a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The home team indeed put up a commendable batting show by posting 262/9 in Colombo. However, this target wasn’t anywhere near enough against this fearless and ruthless Indian batting line-up. Youngsters Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan made an absolute mockery of the Lankan bowlers, smashing fours and sixes for fun.
While these youngsters were going for the kill, skipper Shikhar Dhawan took the backseat and held the innings from one end. He remained unbeaten till the end as the Men in Blue crossed the line in mere 36.4 overs. Prithvi Shaw was named the Player of the Match for his quick-fire 43. Captain Dhawan was a happy man after the game as he heaped praises on his team.
“Very happy with the way they played. Knew that wicket has a bit of turn but the way our spinners bowled from the 10th over, they got us back straightaway. When we batted, it was great to watch from the other end. The way the young boys play IPL, get so much exposure, their confidence level is very high. The way Prithvi and Ishan batted, they finished the game in first 15 overs,” Dhawan said after the game.
Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round show takes Bangladesh to a series victory
Miles apart from Colombo, an ODI game also took place between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in Harare on Sunday (July 18). Extending their winning streak, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe in the second ODI by three wickets and gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Unlike the previous fixtures on this tour, the Bangla Tigers had to work hard this time around.
Electing to bat first, Zimbabwe couldn’t get off to a solid start with openers Tadiwanashe Marumani and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe getting out inside six overs. Skipper Brendan Taylor then joined forces with Regis Chakabva and the duo rebuilt the innings. The likes of Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza, and Wesley Madhevere also chipped in with notable contributions but none were able to play a significant knock. As a result, Zimbabwe managed to post 240/9 in their allotted 50 overs.
With the target not being that daunting, many backed the visitors to walk away with a comfortable win. However, that wasn’t exactly the case. Openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das went back in the hut inside 50 runs. Shakib Al Hasan, who came to bat at number three, held the innings from one end but regular fall of wickets meant the southpaw was running out of partners.
Shakib eventually got a potent partner in Mohammad Saifuddin and the duo made formed a match-winning partnership. They added 69 runs for the eighth wickets as Bangladesh reached the target in 49.1 overs. Shakib received the Player-of-the-Match award for his all-round show.
Besides confirming a series win, this triumph also helped the visitors consolidate second place in the ICC Super League points table. Bangladesh now have 70 points in 11 games and they are just behind England in the table. On the other hand, Zimbabwe are still reeling at last place with just 10 points.
India also made significant gains with this triumph. They climbed to the fifth position by enhancing their tally to 40 points. Speaking of Sri Lanka, they remained at the penultimate spot with just 13 points in the bag.
ICC Super League points table
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