The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 saw another upset as Netherlands beat Bangladesh by 87 runs to take the eighth place in the points table. Riding on skipper Scott Edwards’ knock of 68 runs followed by a four-wicket haul by Paul van Meekeren, the Dutch kept the semifinals contention alive. On the other hand, the Aussies registered a five-run win over New Zealand in a Trans-Tasman battle.
Here in this article, we’ll take you through to all the big new from October 28 but before that let’s take a look at the matches lined up for the day.
Today’s match preview:
ODI World Cup 2023: India vs England
India are scheduled to play England in the match 29th of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Men in Blue have stayed undefeated in the five matches of the flagship tournament, chasing down totals easily, while the English have lost three matches on the spin. The contrasting results leading up to the October 29 clash has put India in the box seat for a victory, but the defending champions England are the last team anyone should take for granted.
WBBL 2023: Melbourne Renegades Stars vs Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Stars will go head-to-head with Perth Scorchers at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on October 29. While the Scorchers are third in the points table, having registered two wins from three games, Renegades have won just one match from the four game so far.
WBBL 2023: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat
Adelaide Strikers will take on table toppers Brisbane Heat at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide in today’s second match. While the Heat’s sit comfortably at the top of the table with four wins from four games, Strikers are fourth with just two wins from four games.
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Major cricket events that happened on October 28:
ODI World Cup 2023: Australia beat New Zealand by five runs in a thriller
The five-time champions, Australia beat the Tom Latham-led by five runs to seal the Trans-Tasman battle. After inviting the Aussies to bat first, the Kiwi bowlers were smashed all over the park with the scores reading 388/10 in 49.2 overs. Although the Kiwis’ carnage was a similar to that of the Aussies riding on Rachin Ravindra’s century, they failed to chase down the total and lost by five runs.
ODI World Cup 2023: Netherlands keep semifinals hope alive; beat Bangladesh by 87 runs
The Scott Edwards-led Netherlands registered another upset as they beat Bangladesh by 87 runs to keep their ODI World Cup 2023 semifinals contention alive. After opting to bat first, the Dutch put up 229 in their inning of 50 overs with skipper Scott Edwards being the highest scorer for the side. However, a brilliant bowling display led by Paul van Meekeren (4/23) helped the side bundle out the Bangla Tigers to 142 in 42.2 overs.
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Hardik Pandya resumes training at NCA, expected to return soon: Reports
Hardik Pandya, who sustained an ankle injury in match against Bangladesh at the CWC 2023 has reportedly resumed training at the NCA in Bengaluru. While he will miss the match against England, he is expected to make a comeback in the last two matches of the side.
CWC 2023: Pakistan fined for maintaining slow over rate in match against South Africa
The Babar Azam-led side has been fined 20 per cent of the match fee for maintaining slow over-rate against South Africa on Friday at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. The skipper accepted the offence after the side was four overs short of the allotted time.
Players have not received salaries for 5 months: Rashid Latif accuses PCB
Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif made shocking claims and accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of not paying salaries to cricketers. Along with this, Latif also claimed that the PCB officials, including chairman Zaka Ashraf, have been ignoring Babar Azam’s messages. Latif’s remarks came at a crucial time when the team was already on the brink of elimination from the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
ICC issues clarification over Rassie van der Dussen’s DRS controversy in PAK vs SA
Rassie van der Dussen's controversial DRS wicket took massive attention, and an ICC spokesperson has come forward to throw some light on the incident. 'An incomplete graphic was erroneously displayed during the LBW review of Rassie van der Dussen. The completed graphic with the right details was ultimately displayed,' the spokesperson was quoted.