India remains top of ICC World Cup Super League table despite losing to New Zealand | Cricket news


India is at the top with 129 points from 19 games, followed by England.©TSTIME

Host India remained top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings despite a seven-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the opening ODI, but the Black Caps climbed two places to fourth position thanks to that victory. India is at the top with 129 points from 19 games, followed by England (125 points from 18 games), Australia (120 points from 18 games), New Zealand (120 points from 16 games) and Bangladesh (120 points from 18 games). . New Zealand moved up the league standings thanks to brilliant strikes from Tom Latham and Kane Williamson in the first ODI against India in Auckland.

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The win gave New Zealand 10 CWCSL points. At the 20-over mark in the chase, it didn’t look like New Zealand would give chase. The Black Caps were close behind after losing three wickets for 88.

After that the match was completely dominated by New Zealand with Latham leading with a fiery 104-ball 145 not out – his highest score in ODIs.

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Williamson was happy to play second fiddle with a patient 98-ball 94 not out.

The fourth wicket stand worth 221 unbeaten runs helped New Zealand set up their second highest chase against India in ODIs.

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

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

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The remaining teams will play alongside five Associate teams in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Two teams from the qualifying tournament then advance to the World Cup. India automatically qualified as hosts of the tournament.

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