ICC Cricket World Cup Most Runs Scorers after BAN vs PAK

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Match 31 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup did not conclude well for the Bengal Tigers as they suffered a heavy loss against Pakistan by registering a 7-wicket defeat. The match was held at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata and proved fortunate for Babar’s men as they registered 3rd win of the tournament after heavily suffering from three consecutive defeats. The loss against Pakistan was Bangladesh’s sixth defeat, knocking them out of the marquee event provided that they are the only team to finish last on the leaderboard. 

S. No.  Player Country Runs Strike Rate Average
1 Quinton de Kock South Africa 431 117.12 71.83
2 David Warner Australia 413 112.53 68.83
3 Rachin Ravindra New Zealand 406 107.69 81.2
4 Rohit Sharma India 398 119.16 66.33
5 Aiden Markram South Africa 356 115.96 59.33
6 Virat Kohli India 354 88.50 88.50
7 Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan 333 97.37 66.60
8 Sadeera Samarawickrama Sri Lanka 331 104.42 82.75
9 Daryl Mitchell New Zealand 322 107.69 80.50
10 Heinrich Klassen South Africa 300 149.25 50.00

Pakistan’s potential play

Having won the toss and opting to bat first, Bangladesh was restricted to a par total of 204 at 45.1 overs. Its first breakthrough came when opener Tanzid Hasan was dismissed for a duck followed by Najmul Hossein Shanto and Mushfiqur Rahim who were dismissed for 4 and 5 runs respectively. For Bangladesh, the top scorer remained Mahmudullah who smashed a 56-run knock off 70 deliveries followed by Litton Das who went on to score 45 runs from 64 balls. 

On the other hand, Pakistani opener Abdullah Shafique yet again reckoned on his exceptional batting skills smashing 68 runs off 69 deliveries. Along with Shafique, Fakhar Zaman’s 81 runs proved significant for the team in their run chase of 205 runs to beat Bangladesh. In Pakistan’s bowling unit, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Wasim Jr. were the main heroes to scalp 3 wickets each. 

Looking at the leaderboard

While on the table, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock remains the top player having scored most runs with 431 runs at a strike rate 117.12. Second on the list is David Warner who ends up with 413 runs followed by New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra at 406 runs. Pakistani wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan is 7th on the table after smashing 26 runs against Bangladesh ending up with 333 runs on the leaderboard. In a big ticket clash, Pakistan will face New Zealand in its next match which will prove to be a significant match for Babar’s men. The game is scheduled to be held on November 4 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. 

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