A big setback and bad news for Pakistani cricket fans

A big setback and bad news for Pakistani cricket fans

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne's outstanding performance in the second ODI against South Africa in Bloemfontein propelled Australia to a commanding 123-run victory, granting them a 2-0 lead in the ongoing five-match series.

This exceptional display has pushed Australia back to the pinnacle of the ICC ODI team rankings, surpassing Pakistan.

Australia now boasts a rating of 121, edging ahead of Pakistan, who hold a rating of 120 and sit in second place.

Nevertheless, Pakistan has an opportunity to reclaim the coveted number one ranking if they can defeat India in the upcoming Super 4 clash during the Asia Cup on Sunday, potentially elevating their rating to 122.

Australia, batting first, received a blazing start from Travis Head and David Warner, with Head achieving a rapid half-century and Warner notching his 20th ODI century. Marnus Labuschagne, the hero of Australia's first ODI victory, continued his superb form by scoring another century, enabling Australia to amass an imposing total of 392/8 in their allotted 50 overs.

Although South Africa began their innings strongly, they couldn't maintain the momentum, despite valuable contributions from Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen. Adam Zampa was the standout performer with the ball for Australia, finishing with figures of 4/48, leading to South Africa's dismissal for 269-