PAK vs AFG : Pakistan Soared number one spot in the ICC ODI Ranking , Won the series against Afghanistan by 3-0

PAK vs AFG : Pakistan Soared number one spot in the ICC ODI Ranking , Won the series against Afghanistan by 3-0

PAK vs AFG : Pakistan Takes the Lead in ODI Rankings

Thanks to the dynamic duo of Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan Soared number one spot in the ICC ODI Ranking. Their triumphant victory over Afghanistan in the third One Day International (ODI) match secured a clean sweep of the series with a 3-0 scoreline. The match played at Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium showcased Pakistan's dominance, as Afghanistan struggled to even complete their full 50 overs.

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This outstanding performance against Afghanistan not only handed Pakistan the series win but also catapulted them to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings, surpassing previous leader Australia, just in time for the impending Asia Cup.

The significance of this achievement for Pakistan cannot be overstated. As they gear up for the Asia Cup 2023, their confidence has been boosted to unprecedented levels. Under the leadership of Babar Azam, Pakistan has clinched the coveted number one position in the ODI rankings. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team remains firmly placed at the third position with a rating of 113.

Pakistan this year : 

Pakistan's journey this year in the ODI format has been commendable, with 8 victories out of the 11 matches played. A minor setback came in the form of a series loss to New Zealand at home (1-2), but they quickly rebounded with an emphatic 4-1 win against Zimbabwe. On the global cricket stage, Pakistan holds the fourth position in the T20 rankings and stands at the sixth position in Test cricket.

Pakistan with 118.48 point:

With an impressive rating of 118.48, Pakistan has clinched the top spot in the ODI rankings. This achievement is a testament to their dedication and hard work. Following their successful whitewash in PAK vs AFG match in the ODI series, Pakistan leaped to the top, nudging Australia down to the second spot with a rating of 118.

Before the commencement of the 3-match series against Afghanistan, Pakistan held the second spot with a rating of 115.8. This performance was just a stepping stone to their current glory. It's worth noting that Australia's reign as the top-ranked team has been toppled by Pakistan's remarkable performance. 

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PAK vs AFG : Pakistan won 3rd ODI by 59 runs :

In the thrilling third ODI match, In PAK vs AFG last match Pakistan secured victory by a margin of 59 runs. This followed their landslide win by 142 runs in the first ODI. The second ODI witnessed Afghanistan's spirited comeback, with the match extending to the final over. However, Pakistan's Naseem Shah sealed the deal with two crucial boundaries, snatching victory from Afghanistan and clinching it by a solitary wicket.

The final ODI showcased a fantastic partnership between Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Their combined effort led to a commendable score, and their century partnership was a highlight of the match.

As Pakistan's cricketing journey continues, this impressive feat ahead of the Asia Cup has instilled unwavering confidence in the team. With Babar Azam's leadership and the team's collective brilliance, Pakistan has truly earned their place as the new number one in the ODI cricket arena. This journey reflects their dedication, skills, and determination to succeed on the global stage.

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