The match 26 of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup just got concluded with South Africa adding one more win to their winning streak. Currently, their winning streak stands at 5 after having played a total of six matches while losing just one game against Netherlands. The Proteas also broke the record for becoming the only team to have scored the highest runs at 428, which is the highest team score in the history of the World Cup.
On the other hand, Pakistan registered their fourth straight defeat in the ongoing tournament and nearly ruined their chance of sealing a spot into the semi-finals. It was their fourth defeat after they already lost to India first followed by Australia, then Afghanistan and now South Africa. The difference between the two teams have widened now, while India is the only team among the participating teams that remains unbeaten at the moment. Let’s see who are the top 10 players to score most runs after match no. 26.
|S. No.||Player||Country||Runs||Strike Rate||Average|
|1||Quinton de Kock||South Africa||431||114.97||81.40|
|2||Aiden Markram||South Africa||356||123.83||53|
|7||Heinrich Klassen||South Africa||300||150.78||57.60|
|8||Sadeera Samarawickrama||Sri Lanka||295||106.50||98.33|
|9||Rachin Ravindra||New Zealand||290||100.69||72.50|
|10||Daryl Mitchell||New Zealand||268||108.06||89.33|
Aiden’s top class knock
The credit for today’s spectacular win should go to Aiden Markram, the top performing batsman of South Africa. While scoring a spectacular 90-run knock off 93 deliveries, Aiden missed out on smashing a hundred but significantly contributed to the team’s 271-run class. With this feat, he attained the second position on the ICC Rankings table with a strike rate and average of 123.83 and 53 respectively. Heinrich Klassen also made it to the table at the 7th position while having scored a total of 300 runs in six innings played by the Proteas.
South Africa’s next
The Proteas are set to lock horns with the No.3 ranked team on the table, i.e New Zealand on November 1 in Pune. Both South Africa and New Zealand are the top teams on the table having lost just one match out of all the games they have played. It will be definitely worthwhile to witness the top contenders to combat each other for the top spot. Currently, South Africa is ranked at no.1 followed by India at 2nd position, then New Zealand at 3rd and finally Australia being ranked at position 4.