Sports News: Pakistan fell down from the number 1 ranking in just 9 days, this team snatched the place!
Pakistan cricket team has to play a match against India in Asia Cup 2023 on 10th September. This match has attracted the attention of the whole world. However, just before this important match, Pakistan suffered a setback. Pakistan's number one ranking in One Day Internationals (ODIs) has fallen, with Australia now holding the top position. Australia has achieved this number-one ranking by defeating South Africa in a close match played on Thursday. Despite losing seven wickets for just 113 runs, Australia managed to chase down South Africa's target to win.
A few days ago, Pakistan became the number-one team in ODIs. However, he soon lost that position. Pakistan still has a chance to regain its lost prestige in ODIs. Pakistan have to play against India in the Asia Cup on 10th September and if they manage to beat India in this match, they can regain the top spot in ODI rankings.
Brilliant performance from Marnus Labuschagne:
Australia's victory in this match was quite a struggle. He lost seven wickets for 113 runs, but Marnus Labuschagne played a key role. Cameron Green had to retire hurt after suffering an injury in the sixth over, then Labuschagne came in as a substitute and played a brilliant inning of 80 runs to win the team. Green was hit by Kagiso Rabada's delivery, due to which he had to walk off the field. Labuschagne, in partnership with Ashton Agar, managed to steady the ship for Australia. They shared a 112-run partnership for the eighth wicket to ensure their team's victory. Agar contributed 48 runs but remained unbeaten, while Labuschagne faced 93 balls and hit eight fours during his innings.
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Temba Bavuma's century:
Earlier, South Africa's batting performance was not particularly impressive. Had captain Bavuma not batted, the team might have struggled to reach 222 runs. Opener Temba Bavuma played a key role by scoring a brilliant century. He faced 142 balls and hit 14 fours and a six. Following his innings, Markram remained the top scorer for the team, contributing 32 runs from 40 balls. Only five South African batsmen managed to reach double figures.