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Taunton ODI Records: Pakistan & Australia Brace for High-scoring Clash

Cricketnext Staff |June 12, 2019, 6:49 AM IST
Taunton ODI Records: Pakistan & Australia Brace for High-scoring Clash

The County Ground in Taunton is set to play host to the ICC World Cup 2019 game between Australia and Pakistan. Both teams are in need of the two points and will square off on a ground that has seen high-scoring encounters in the past.

Whether or not the match between these two sides achieves the same heights will depend largely on the weather Gods as rain is predicted for the day and the chances of a fourth washout in the tournament remain.

The ground has played host to 4 one-day international matches before this – incidentally, all four have been group stage matches in the World Cup.

The first of those encounters came in the 1983 World Cup when hosts England took on Sri Lanka. Batting first, England scored 333/9 before dismissing the Lankans for 286.

The next ODI match at this ground came in the 1999 World Cup when Kenya faced off against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe chased down their target of 230 with relative ease on that day.

The third match that took place at Taunton also featured Sri Lanka on the end of a heavy defeat. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid put together a 318-run stand to set a massive target of 374. Sri Lanka managed only 216 in reply.

The most recent ODI to take place at Taunton came earlier in this tournament when New Zealand played against Afghanistan.

The Kiwi bowlers ran through the Afghan batting line-up, dismissing them for just 172 before winning the match by 7 wickets.

The pitch for this game might offer some assistance to bowlers as it has a nice green cover but given the history of this ground, one can never rule out a batsman or two getting a big score.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 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 4674 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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