ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Stats Review: Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi youngest to take four-for in a World Cup, Kane Williamson third-fastest to 6000 ODI runs

Wahab Riaz's late flourish down the order helped Pakistan sustain their winning momentum against Afghanistan while Australia convincingly beat New Zealand

Umang Pabari, Jun 30, 2019 13:48:44 IST

Afghanistan came agonisingly close to what could have been their first victory in this world cup. However, a match-defining half-century from Imad Wasim, batting at number five, helped Pakistan come off the close shave with a victory which keeps their hopes of semi-finals alive. At one point, Imad Wasim was running out of partners until a cameo down the order from Wahab Riaz, who scored 15 off nine balls, helped Pakistan get across the line.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Stats Review: Pakistans Shaheen Afridi youngest to take four-for in a World Cup, Kane Williamson third-fastest to 6000 ODI runs

Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi, right, celebrates after the dismissal of Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran. AP

With the win, Pakistan are now fourth in the points table with nine points from eight games, having won four, while one of their games was washed out. Pakistan will be backing themselves to finish their group stage campaign with a win over Bangladesh in their final game on 5 July. They will also be hoping that England lose one of their two remaining games against India and New Zealand since that will ensure that Pakistan qualifies for the semi-finals while also leading to England's ouster.

Here all the stats from Sunday's first match:

Shaheen Afridi took 4/47 against Afghanistan. He is now the youngest (19 years 84 days) player to take a four-wicket haul in an ODI World Cup match, going past John Blain (20 years 140 days) against Bangladesh in 1999.

- Pakistan won the match with two balls remaining against Afghanistan — their second narrowest win an ODI World Cup match. Their narrowest win came against West Indies at Lahore in 1987 when they won the match off the last ball.

- Wahab Riaz has now taken 34 wickets in ODI World Cups — joint second most for Pakistan alongside Imran Khan. Wasim Akram is the record holder for them — 55 wickets.

Saturday's second match saw New Zealand take on Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground. Australia won the match in emphatic fashion by 86 runs. After this result, Australia is placed at number one in the points table while New Zealand have dropped to number three. Both teams have one game left to play. Here are all the stats from Saturday's second match.

- Kane Williamson became the third fastest player to complete 6,000 ODI runs, achieving the feat in just 139 innings. Hashim Amla (123) and Virat Kohli (136) are ahead of him in that list.

- Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to take three five-wicket hauls in ICC ODI World Cups.

- Mitchell Starc has now taken 13 wickets against New Zealand in ODI World Cups — the second most for a bowler against a team. The record is held by Muttiah Muralitharan - 15 against New Zealand.

- Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to take two five-wicket hauls against a team in ICC ODI World Cups.

- Trent Boult has now taken 35 wickets in ICC ODI World Cups — the second most for New Zealand. Only Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori (36) have taken more wickets than him.

- Alex Carey's 71 runs in the match against New Zealand is now the second highest for an Australian batting at number seven or lower in an ODI World Cup match. The record is held by Nathan Coulter Nile who scored 92 runs against West Indies at Nottingham in this year's world cup.

- Mitchell Starc (2014/15 and 2019) became the second bowler to take 20-plus wickets in two different ODI World Cups after Glenn McGrath (2002/03 and 2006/07).

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Updated Date: Jun 30, 2019 13:48:44 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252