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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets after IND vs SA 38th Match

Stay updated with the latest statistics of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Find out who has scored the most runs and taken the most wickets after the 38th match between IND and SA.

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Mohammed Shami (in the middle raising ball) after taking 5-wicket haul during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Sri Lanka, 33rd Match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a thrilling tournament so far, with teams from around the world competing for the prestigious title. In match 37, India faced off against South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India put up an impressive performance, decimating South Africa by a massive margin of 243 runs. Let's take a closer look at the highlights of the match and the current points table, along with the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers of the tournament.

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Match 37: India vs South Africa

India's dominance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 continued as they registered their eighth consecutive win in the tournament. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma set the stage for an imposing total with a quick start alongside Shubman Gill. The duo added 50 runs in just 4.3 overs before being dismissed early.

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However, it was Virat Kohli's century and Shreyas Iyer's valuable contribution that propelled India to a formidable total of 327 runs. Kohli, celebrating his birthday in style, smashed his 49th ODI ton, equalling Sachin Tendulkar's world record. The partnership between Kohli and Iyer, where they added 134 runs for the third wicket, was instrumental in taking India past the 300-run mark in their allotted 50 overs.

Chasing the target, South Africa had a dismal start and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Indian bowlers were relentless, with Ravindra Jadeja being the standout performer, claiming 5 wickets for just 33 runs in his spell of 9 overs. South Africa's batting lineup crumbled and they were bowled out for a paltry 83 runs, handing India a resounding victory.


Points Table

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With their emphatic win against South Africa, India maintained their position at the top of the points table in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Having accumulated 16 points from 8 games, including 8 consecutive wins, India showcased their dominance in the tournament. South Africa, on the other hand, suffered their second defeat and their net run rate took a hit, standing at +1.376 in 8 league games.

India and South Africa have already secured their spots in the semi-finals, leaving two more spots up for grabs. Currently, Australia sits at the third position in the points table, followed by New Zealand at the fourth spot. Pakistan and Afghanistan are still in the race for the semi-finals, keeping the competition intense and exciting.

Let's now take a look at the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

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Most Runs

Virat Kohli's exceptional batting form has made him one of the standout performers of the tournament. With his century against South Africa, he now has 543 runs in 8 innings, making him the second leading run-scorer in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock holds the top spot with 550 runs in 8 innings, although he managed only 5 runs against India. New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra follows closely in third place with 523 runs in 8 innings. Indian captain Rohit Sharma's contribution of 40 runs against South Africa places him fourth on the list with 442 runs. Australian opener David Warner rounds up the top five with 428 runs in 7 innings.

Here is the list of the top five leading run-scorers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:

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  Batsman   Team   Runs
  Quinton de Kock    SA   550
  Virat Kohli   IND   543
  Rachin Ravindra   NZ   523
  Rohit Sharma   IND   442
  David Warner   AUS   428

 

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Most Wickets

The race for the leading wicket-taker in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been fiercely contested. Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa currently leads the pack with 19 wickets in 7 games. Sri Lankan pace bowler Dilshan Madushanka closely follows with 18 wickets in 7 games. South African all-rounder Marco Jansen occupies the third spot with 17 wickets in 8 games. India's Mohammed Shami made a significant impact in the match against South Africa, taking 2 wickets and moving up to the fourth position with 16 wickets in just 5 games. Pakistani pace bowler Shaheen Afridi also has 16 wickets in 8 games, rounding up the top five leading wicket-takers in the tournament.

Here is the list of the top five leading wicket-takers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:

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  Bowler   Team   Wickets
  Adam Zampa   AUS   19
  Dilshan Madushanka   SL   18
  Marco Jansen   SA   17
  Mohammed Shami   IND   16
  Shaheen Afridi   PAK   16

 

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Conclusion

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 continues to provide thrilling cricketing action as teams battle it out for supremacy. Stay tuned for more updates on the tournament as it progresses.

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