Hosts Despite losing by seven wickets to New Zealand in the first one-day international of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, India maintained their status as the top team in the standings. On the other hand, New Zealand moved up two positions to fourth place as a result of their victory.
India are in first place with 129 points after playing in 19 matches, followed by England with 125 points after playing in 18 games, Australia with 120 points after playing in 18 games, New Zealand with 120 points after playing in 16 games, and Bangladesh with 120 points after playing in 16 games (120 points from 18 games).
Tom Latham and Kane Williamson both had fantastic knocks in the first one-day international that New Zealand played against India in Auckland. As a result, New Zealand moved up in the League standings.
The victory earned New Zealand ten points in the CWCSL. At the 20-over mark in the chase, it did not appear as though New Zealand would be able to complete the chase successfully. After losing three wickets for 88 runs, the Black Caps found themselves in a difficult position.
After that, New Zealand completely took control of the game, and Latham was the one who led the charge with a furious 145 not out off of 104 balls, which is his greatest score in one-day internationals.
Williamson, who was patiently batting 94 not out with 98 balls remaining, was content to play second fiddle.
The undefeated partnership for the fourth wicket that was worth 221 runs was vital in helping New Zealand achieve their second-highest chase against India in one-day internationals.
If a team wins, they receive 10 points; if there is a tie, no result, or the match is abandoned, they receive 5 points; and if they lose, they receive 0 points.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played in India, and the top eight teams will receive automatic qualification for the tournament.
In order to compete for a spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the remaining countries will compete in a qualifier against five Associate nations.
Following the conclusion of the qualifying tournament, two teams will move on to compete in the World Cup. Because they are hosting the competition, India has already been guaranteed a spot.