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ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Hails 'Sensational' Shaheen Afridi Heroics

Cricketnext Staff |July 5, 2019, 10:58 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Hails 'Sensational' Shaheen Afridi Heroics

Pakistan may not have made it to the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 but ensured they ended their campaign in style with a 94–run win over Bangladesh at Lord’s, London. After the Pakistan top order put up a tall score, Shaheen Afridi just blew the Bangladesh batsmen away.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan stared at a mountain as they required to score a minimum of 400 runs to give themselves a chance to qualify for the semifinals. Fakhar Zaman who began slowly, continued his poor form as he handed a catch straight to point off Mehidy Hasan.

Babar Azam who has been Pakistan’s best batsman in the World Cup was very unfortunate to miss out on a hundred as he was dismissed for 96.

Imam-Ul-Haq went on to register his maiden World Cup century at the Home of Cricket. However, he was dismissed hit-wicket soon after. A handy cameo from the lower order took Pakistan to a good total on the board.

In reply, Pakistan kept taking wickets at regular intervals to keep Bangladesh in check and despite a 64 from Shakib Al Hasan, the Tigers could not cross the line.

Shaheen Afridi continued his good form as he picked up a five-wicket haul thereby creating history.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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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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