Pakistan suffered a shock loss to Afghanistan in Chennai on Monday, October 23 in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. This is Pakistan’s third loss in the tournament in a row and might be the biggest in context of the qualification race, as their campaign is in jeopardy after Afghanistan’s giant-killing entered Round 2. Pakistan have to win all their remaining games and Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England all are sailing in the same boat. Bangladesh will be up against South Africa in Match No. 23 on Tuesday, October 24. All that and more in our today’s Sports wrap.
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Pakistan lose to Afghanistan in the third loss in World Cup 2023, making things difficult for themselves as far as the semifinal scenario is concerned
Afghanistan killed a second giant in Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after England as their memorable campaign in India continues. After Pakistan scored 282 runs batting first, Afghanistan chased it down in a canter without much sweat as they dominated the Men in Green to leave the Men in Green requiring them to win all their remaining games.
World Cup 2023 points table: Afghanistan rise to 6th place, England drop down to bottom
England dropped to the bottom place in the points table after Afghanistan, who were previously in 10th place moved up to sixth following their win over Pakistan. Pakistan stayed in fifth place, however, semi-final qualification looks tough for all three teams.
South Africa take on Bangladesh in hot and sultry Mumbai
Another hot and humid day will welcome South Africa in Mumbai as they take on Bangladesh in their fifth match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, October 24. South Africa, if they win on Wednesday will be level on points with New Zealand while Bangladesh will be out of contention if they lose tonight.
Ibrahim Zadran dedicates win to Afghan refugees who were sent back from Pakistan
Many didn’t like it but Ibrahim Zadran subtly made a political statement during post-match ceremony after winning the player of the match for his 87-run knock. Zadran dedicated the win to Afghan refugees who were sent back from Pakistan.
Irfan Pathan dances alongside Rashid Khan
A moment that has stayed with many after the game was joy on Rashid Khan’s face while Afghanistan team took a lap of honour and then him meeting Irfan Pathan during the lap and both breaking into a dance together – heartwarming.
Afghanistan record their highest run-chase, Pakistan concede their biggest in World Cups
283 was Afghanistan’s highest ODI run-chase as they bettered 274 against the UAE, which came nine years ago. For Pakistan, this is the first time they conceded a 275-plus run chase in World Cup history.
England hopes for ‘Liam Plunkett-like impact’ from Brydon Carse in the middle overs
Labelled as an all-round package by former Test captain Joe Root, Brydon Carse, the newest member in England’s World Cup squad Brydon Carse is expected to do the middle-overs job with the ball like Liam Plunkett did in the title-winning campaign in 2019.
Wasim Akram tears into Pakistan players’ fitness after Afghan debacle
Legendary Pakistan pacer has tore into Babar Azam and Co. regarding the lack of fitness of players saying that they looked lethargic and fatigued and were not able to move swiftly. Pakistan made several errors in the field as Afghanistan cruised to a 283-run target.
Tottenham beat Fulham 2-0 to move to the top of the table
Owing to Son Heung-min and James Maddison’s goals in the 36th and 54th minutes respectively, Tottenham Hotspur beat Fulham 2-0 to move to the top of the Premier League table with 23 points in 9 matches.
India get off to a sensational start in Asian Para Games with 17 medals on Day 1
Team India added 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze on Day 1 of Asian Para Games in Hangzhou and are in the fourth spot on the medal standings. Another big haul of medals is expected on the second day.