World Cup 2023 Points Table: Pakistan back in race for semifinal, end of road for Bangladesh

Babar Azam and Shakib Al Hasan at Eden Gardens on October 31
Image Source : GETTY Babar Azam and Shakib Al Hasan at Eden Gardens on October 31

Pakistan finally ended their four-match losing streak with a morale-boosting win against Bangladesh in their latest World Cup 2023 match on Tuesday, October 31. Pakistan successfully chased down an easy 205-run target with seven wickets remaining and took a big jump in the points table.

With six points in seven games, Pakistan find themselves in the fifth position in the updated standings. They are only two points behind third-placed New Zealand and fourth-placed Australia but have played a game extra. Pakistan’s chances of securing semifinal qualification remain slim as they require favourable results from other teams as well.

Meanwhile, a defeat ended Bangladesh’s hopes for the semifinal today. They remain in the ninth position in the points table with two points in seven games and can’t finish inside the top four now. Shakib Al Hasan-led side became the first player to get knocked out of the 2023 edition of the tournament but no team has yet to confirm a place in the semifinal.

World Cup 2023 Points Table after Pakistan vs Bangladesh match

TeamsMatches playedWonLostTiedNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate (NRR)
South Africa65100102.032
New Zealand6420081.232
Sri Lanka624004-0.275

Pakistan still face a tough task to confirm a place in the semifinal with just two games in hand. They face high-flying New Zealand in their next game at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on November 4 and can enter the top four with a win.

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