India remain on top of ICC World Cup Super League table despite loss to New Zealand

India remain on top of ICC World Cup Super League table despite loss to New Zealand


India are on top with 129 points from 19 matches, followed by England.© AFP

Hosts India continued to top the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings despite suffering a seven-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first ODI, but the Black Caps climbed two places to fourth on the back of the win. India top the table with 129 points from 19 matches, followed by England (125 points from 18 matches), Australia (120 points from 18 matches), New Zealand (120 points from 16 matches) and Bangladesh (120 points from 18 matches) . , New Zealand moved up in the league rankings on the back of brilliant innings from Tom Latham and Kane Williamson in the first ODI against India in Auckland.

The win gave New Zealand 10 CWCSL points. At the 20-over mark of the chase, it didn’t look like New Zealand would chase. The Black Caps were on the backfoot losing three wickets for 88 runs.

Thereafter, the game was completely dominated by New Zealand, with Latham scoring an unbeaten 145 off 104 balls—his highest score in ODIs.

Williamson was happy to play the second fiddle, scoring an unbeaten 94 off 98 balls.

An unbeaten 221-run fourth wicket stand helped New Zealand achieve their second highest chase against India in ODIs.

Each team earns 10 points for a win, five for a tie/no result/abandoned match, and zero for a loss.

The top eight teams will get direct entry into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to be held in India.

The rest of the teams along with five associate teams will play in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Two teams from the qualifying tournament will then advance to the World Cup. India qualified automatically by virtue of being the tournament host.

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