It was a battle of two unbeaten sides at the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup when Rohit Sharma’s Indian side took on Temba Bavuma’s South Africa on Sunday at Perth Stadium. India faced a 5 wicket defeat in a low scoring thriller. This changed the dynamics of the points table as South Africa are now top of the points table with 5 points to their name from 3 games played with 2 wins and one scoreless. India remains second with 4 points and a net run-rate of +0.844. Bangladesh are in the same situation as India but their NRR took their toll after the defeat in the first game. Zimbabwe is ranked fourth followed by Pakistan and the Netherlands.
T20 World Cup 2022 points table pic.twitter.com/Pww825qw3q
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Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan won against the Netherlands to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Riding on a superb bowling performance, Pakistan limited the Netherlands to 91/9 and then knocked out the runs for the loss of four wickets to secure their maiden victory in the T20 World Cup. Chasing the tally down, fly-half Mohammad Rizwan set the tone early with a superb ground shot. It wasn’t such good luck for his partner and skipper Babar Azam, as he was exhausted for four years. It is the first time in his T20I career that Babar has been dismissed three times in a row for scoring below 10, according to ICC.
In the first game of the day, Bangladesh snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. In a match with a generous dash of thrill and drama, Bangladesh recorded 150/7 in their 20 overs allowed before their pitcher limited the opponents at 147/8 to complete a win by just three runs. It was ultimately the final delivery with Blessing Muzarabani on strike and needing four points from bowling off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain. Everyone in the team thought that Hossain had taken consecutive wickets in consecutive death deliveries, but Nurul Hasan had taken the ball past the stumps and the players were called back to the pitch to replay the final delivery. . Hossain repeated the delivery and Muzarabani took a big hit without the bat making contact to hand Bangladesh a win they probably deserved after a superb new-ball spell from Taskin Ahmed (3/19) and a run an equally impressive 2/15 from Mustafizur Rahman.
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