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Australia vs Pakistan | Pakistan Fans Won’t Boo Steve Smith: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Cricketnext Staff |June 11, 2019, 11:54 PM IST
Australia vs Pakistan | Pakistan Fans Won’t Boo Steve Smith: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Ahead of the ICC 2019 World Cup encounter between Pakistan and Australia at Taunton on Wednesday, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that unlike the Indian crowd, the Pakistani fans will not boo Steve Smith when he takes to the field.

During India’s match against Australia, a section of Indian fans were booing Steve Smith as he fielded near the boundary rope. Indian captain Virat Kohli, who was batting at the time then gestured to the crowd to not boo him, but applaud him instead.

“I don't think Pakistani people are doing like that (on whether they will boo Steve Smith). Pakistani people love cricket, and they love to support. They love the players,” Ahmed said in the pre-match press conference.

Kohli’s gesture drew praise from all quarters, with even Australian captain Aaron Finch saying, “It was all class, wasn’t it? He does a lot of great things for the game, Virat, and obviously Steve and Dave have been copping their fair share from the crowd. It was great to see such an influential player standing up for what he believes is right.”

Australia currently occupy fourth spot in the league table while Pakistan sit in eighth.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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