Ahead of Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan cricket team has reached first place in ODI ranking. Pakistan achieved this position by beating Afghanistan 3-0 in the three-game ODI series. This time, too, the Asia Cup is to be held in ODI format. At the same time, the Indian team is third and Australia second in the ODI rankings.
Pakistan cricket team has reached number one with 118 scores and 2725 points. While Australia is second with 118 reviews and 2714 reviews. And India is in third place with 113 ratings and 4081 points. Otherwise New Zealand remains fourth with 104 ratings and 2806 points and England fifth with 101 ratings and 2426 points.
The three-game ODI series between Pakistan and Afghanistan was played in Sri Lanka. The first two games of the series were played in Hambantota and the third in Colombo. In the first game, Pakistan won by 142 runs. In the first game, the Pakistani team managed 201 runs in 47.1 overs with the first bat. In response, the Pakistani bowlers defeated Afghanistan in 59 runs in 19.2 overs.
Then, in the second game, fast bowler Naseem Shah gave Pakistan the win by performing miracles with the bat. Pakistan needed 11 runs in the last over and only one wicket was left for the team before Naseem Shah completed Fazal Haq Farooqui’s five-ball runchase of the over to give Pakistan the win.
Then Pakistan won the third game by 59 runs and took a 3-0 lead. First in the game, Pakistan scored 268 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. In response, Afghanistan was safe for 209 runs in 48.4 overs.
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