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Afghanistan pulled off another setback in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 as they defeated another World Cup-winning team Pakistan after their win over defending champions England. This was also Afghanistan’s second win in a World Cup for the first time.

Today’s match preview:

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Bangladesh vs South Africa

The second match of the CWC 2023 in Mumbai is scheduled to take place between Bangladesh and South Africa on Tuesday at 02:00 p.m. IST. In the ODI World Cup 2023 points table, the Proteas are placed third with just one loss in four matches while Bangladesh have managed the seventh spot with just one win in four matches so far.

Women’s Big Bash League 2023-24

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers: After losing their last match against the Renegades, defending champions Adelaide Striker are squaring off against Melbourne Stars at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. After winning the toss, the Stars chose to bat first and lost their two wickets in first five overs. Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat: While Brisbane Heat have won both their opening matches and are placed at the top in the WBBL 2023-24 standings, Sydney Sixers have lost their starting two matches and are placed at the seventh spot. Both these teams will square off against each other at the North Sydney Oval on Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. IST.

Major cricket events that happened on October 23:

CWC 2023: Afghanistan pull off another upset with eight-wicket win over Pakistan

Afghanistan pulled off another clinical performance as they defeated Pakistan by eight wickets to register their second win of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Despite a few big losses, Afghans have now defeated two previous World Cup winners Pakistan and England so far in this year’s event.  The opening pair of Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65) and Ibrahim Zadran (87) stitched up a partnership of 130 runs while  Afghani captain Hashmatullah Shahidi paired with Rahmat Shah to finish off the game.

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WBBL 2023-24: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers

Renegades and Strikers squared off at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Monday and the defending champions faced a disappointing defeat as they were bowled to at 86 runs while chasing a target of 168 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur (43 off 33) and Kourtney Webb (49 off 34) helped the Renegades register a decent total on the board while the Indian skipper displayed her all-round capabilities and picked two wickets after bowling 11 balls.

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi passes away at 77

Former India captain and legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on Monday at the age of 77. The left-arm spinning great was part of 67 Tests for India between 1967 and 1979 and took home a tally of 266 wickets. He also took seven wickets in 10 One-Day Internationals. Bedi also played a key role in India’s first ODI win. The left-arm spinner had bowling figures of 12-8-6-1 restricted East Africa to 120 and helped India win the game in the 1975 World Cup.

ALSO READ: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi

IPL 2024:  Rajasthan Royals appoint Shane Bond as Fast Bowling and Assistant Coach

Royals Sports Group-owned franchise Rajasthan Royals have today announced former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has joined the franchise in the dual role of Assistant Coach and also the team’s new Fast Bowling Coach ahead of next year’s IPL 2024 season. The team also extended their gratitude to Lasith Malinga, who will rejoin Mumbai Indians as a bowling coach for the IPL 2024.

Brydon Carse replaces Reece Topley in England’s CWC 2023 squad

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has finally announced the replacement of injured Reece Topley for the remainder of ODI World Cup 2023. The Three Lions have called in Brydon Carse as Topley’s replacement after the latter sustained a fracture in his fingers during the match against South Africa in Mumbai.

Matheesha Pathirana doubtful for remainder of CWC 2023 due to injury

Sri Lanka registered their first win at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on Saturday, October to come to the eighth place in the points table. While they now miss their regular skipper Dasun Shanaka, who sustained a quad injury during the match against Pakistan, there has been another concern in the side. Notably, Matheesha Pathirana now remains doubtful for the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.

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