The right-handed Azam who has been one of the world's leading batsmen across formats over the last year replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as the skipper
On October 18 replacing Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azar Ali was appointed as the Test captain while Azam was handed over the reins in the shortest format of the game.
Babar Azam along with Fakhar Zaman then added 58 runs for the second wicket. Zaman scored 76 runs while Azam smashed 31 runs before both got out as Pakistan were reduced to 189 for the loss of three wickets.
India officially qualifies for the semi-finals by defeating bangladesh by 28 runs. After 40 matches here is the list of top run getters.
Pakistan has now moved to the fourth spot with 9 points. The team's win has now created more pressure on England to register a positive result in the match against India. If England fails to do so, their chances of qualifying for semis would become very tough.
Aussie openers Warner and Finch are at the top of the table of highest run scorers of world cup 2019, so is Australia. Australia is on the top of points table and the first team to qualify for the semis. Here are the top 5 run getters so far in the Cricket World Cup 2019.
Chasing a target of 238 runs, Pakistan lost its first wicket in the third over of their inning. Fakhar Zaman (9) was dismissed by Trent Boult. Fakhar looked to loft the ball over mid wicket, but he just managed a leading edge, handing a simple catch to Martin Guptill.
Blackcaps have displayed an all-around performance in batting, bowling, and fielding. Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson are scoring impressive runs in the top-order. Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult have been the breakthrough players making the team one of the most balanced ones.