What happened in Cricket on October 14, 2023? – Check here

The highly-anticipated ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan saw the hosts comfortably winning the game and eventually clinching the top spot in the points table with their perfect record after three matches. In the World Cup, only three teams are unbeaten including India, New Zealand, and South Africa. However, the tournament is also marred by injuries to some big names.

Today’s match preview:

ODI World Cup 2023: Afghanistan vs England

The defending champions, England are scheduled to square off against underdogs Afghanistan in the  13th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday at 02:00 p.m. IST. While Jos Buttler’s side are placed fifth with two points in two matches,  Hashmatullah Shahidi’s men are yet to win a game and are placed at the bottom of the points table. 

South Africa Women vs New Zealand Women 5th T20I

The first three matches between South Africa Women and New Zealand Women in the ongoing five-match T20I series couldn’t be completed due to rain. In the fourth match, New Zealand defeated the hosts by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series on Saturday. The Proteas women’s team will look to level the series against the Kiwis in the fifth and final T20I match on Sunday at 05:30 p.m. IST at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.

Major cricket events that happened on October 14

Rohit Sharma and bowlers shine as India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in CWC 2023

The Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored a breathtaking fifty at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, to help his team secure an emphatic win by seven wickets in the ODI World Cup 2023. On Saturday, October 14, it was the Indian bowlers, who delivered a quality performance as a unit, to skittle out Pakistan for 191 within 43 overs in the first half of the match. Five Indian bowlers picked up two wickets each to bowl out Pakistan as Rohit and Shreyas Iyer hit half-centuries to help India reach the target with 117 balls remaining.

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Andrew Flintoff reaches settlement with BBC after suffering injuries in Top Gear crash

The former England captain, Andrew Flintoff has reached a settlement with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), after suffering “life-altering” injuries in a horror crash during the filming of Top Gear last year. The 45-year-old has reportedly received a payout worth £9 million, based on his deal with BBC Studios, which led to him missing out on two years of earnings.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan doubtful for Indian clash

After winning their opening three matches in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, the Men in Blue will next take on Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on October 19. Ahead of the India-Bangladesh, a report on Shakib Al Hasan’s participation came under the radar. As reported by Cricbuzz, Shakib is said to be a doubtful starter for the game due to a left quad tear he sustained during the game against New Zealand.

Kane Williamson suffers thumb fracture; New Zealand call in Tom Bundell as cover

The 2019 runners-up, New Zealand are in their prime form having won all three games so far at the ODI World Cup in India.  However, Kane Williamson, who made his first appearance in the ODI World Cup 2023 in the match against Bangladesh on October 13, suffered a horrific blow on his left thumb and was forced to return to the pavilion retiring himself. While this incident unfolded in the 38th over of the Kiwi inning, an X-ray on Saturday, October 14 confirmed an undisplaced fracture.

WATCH: Babar Azam asks Virat Kohli for signed jersey after India beat Pakistan in CWC 2023

Pakistan captain Babar Azam was spotted asking Indian batting great Virat Kohli for a signed jersey after the Men in Blue registered a massive seven-wicket win in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. With this victory, India continued their winning run in the World Cup and also clinched the top spot in the points table. After the match, Azam was seen interacting with Virat Kohli and later asked the Indian star batter for a signed jersey.

ALSO WATCH: Angry Haris Rauf throws ball at Shreyas Iyer during IND vs PAK ODI World Cup 2023 clash

Dasun Shanaka ruled out of remainder of World Cup; Karunaratne to replace

Sri Lanka suffered a major blow as their skipper Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out of the rest of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 due to an injury. The Sri Lanka captain picked up a quad injury during their clash against Pakistan on Tuesday, October 10, and as per the scans, the all-rounder has been asked to rest for a minimum of three weeks. Replacing Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne has been included in the squad.

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