Here is the updated ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table after ZIM v BAN, SL v IND, WI v AUS ODIs

Here is the updated ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table after ZIM v BAN, SL v IND, WI v AUS ODIs

Some significant changes in the table.

Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

On Tuesday (July 20), fans witnessed some exciting action in ODI cricket with as many as three matches taking place simultaneously.  Team India met Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the three-match series, and unlike the opening game, it wasn’t a one-sided affair by any means. Batting first at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, the Lankan Lions did exceptionally well by posting 275/9 thanks to half-centuries from Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka.

In reply, India’s top-order failed to put up a substantial show as the visitors lost seven wickets inside 200 runs. With none of the recognized batter in the middle and the required run rate going up constantly, Sri Lanka’s victory seemed a matter of time. However, Deepak Chahar showcased his batting prowess and brought his side back in the hunt. Batting at number eight, Chahar remained unbeaten at 69 as India won the game by three wickets, gaining an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Bangladesh thrash Zimbabwe 3-0

Miles apart from Colombo, another ODI was taking place between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. With the Bangla Tigers already having a 2-0 lead in the three-match series, the last ODI was a mere dead rubber. However, the home team failed to shine even in this contest. Zimbabwe indeed did pretty well by posting 298 in the first innings with Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, and Ryan Burl scoring half-centuries.

However, Bangladesh’s response was pretty smooth as their top-order ticked most of the boxes. While Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mohammad Mithun chipped in with crucial contributions, skipper Tamim Iqbal slammed a sensational hundred. As a result, Bangladesh won the game by five wickets and whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0.

Mitchell Starc’s stellar spell takes Australia to win

The West Indies vs Australia clash was the third ODI match of the day.  The Aussies had a lot to play for as the Caribbean stars had thrashed them 4-1 in the preceding T20I series. However, the first of the three ODIs went in the visitors’ favour. With regular skipper Aaron Finch injured, Alex Carey was asked to lead the side and the southpaw rose to the occasion.

He scored a brilliant fifty as the Men in Yellow post 252/9 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. In reply, West Indies batsmen couldn’t do much with Mitchell Starc breathing fire with the ball. The left-arm pacer took five wickets in the game as the hosts were bundled out for 123, losing the game by 133 runs (D/L method).

Meanwhile, the result of these matches had a significant impact on the ICC Super League points table. While Sri Lanka are at 12th place, India advanced to the fourth position. At the same time, Bangladesh and Australia consolidated their second and third positions respectively. West Indies also slipped down to ninth place while Zimbabwe are still reeling at rock bottom.

ICC Super League points table

Ranking Team Matches Won Lost No Result Points Net Run Rate
1 England 15 9 5 1 95 0.838
2 Bangladesh 12 8 4 0 80 0.322
3 Australia 7 5 2 0 50 0.666
4 India 8 5 3 0 49 0.051
5 Pakistan 9 4 4 0 40 -0.236
6 Ireland 12 3 8 1 35 -0.563
7 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 30 2.352
8 Afghanistan 3 3 0 0 30 0.527
9 West Indies 6 3 3 0 30 -0.876
10 South Africa 6 2 3 1 24 -0.06
11 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 20 -0.049
12 Sri Lanka 11 1 9 1 13 -0.573
13 Zimbabwe 6 1 5 0 10 -1.08
Note: Each team gets 10 points for a win, five for a tie/ no result/ abandoned match and zero for a loss