England Qualify For Semis, Pakistan Almost Knocked Out!

England Qualify

England Qualify At The Expense Of Pakistan

Both New Zealand, England Qualify For the Last Four

Hosts England Qualified for the last four for of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. They defeated New Zealand in an all-important match by 119 runs; the Kiwis also virtually qualified despite the loss at the expense of Pakistan. The Men In Green will have to play insane Cricket to win against Bangladesh on Friday; the scenario is so impossible that it makes you laugh.

Jonny Bairstow Steers England Into Knock-Out Stage

It took a special century from Jonny Bairstow that ensured England Qualify for the semi-final stage; he not only added 123 runs for the opening wicket but also was instrumental in England posting 305/8. The opening batsmen’s 106 was the top score of the match and helped England Qualify for the knock out stage.

New Zealand fails to return to winning ways

They began the series on a high but Kane Williamson’s Kiwis lost as many as three matches ahead of the Semi Final, worrying their fans. They were supposed to beat England easily because of their form, but they could only score 186 runs while chasing 306. Only Tom Latham managed to cross 50 as key batsmen got run out against a vigilant English fielding.

England Qualify, Leaving Kiwis Hanging In No-Man’s Land!

England’s huge win, on one hand, ensures that the hosts will play for a place in the final; however, it leaves New Zealand hanging in No-Man’s Land. At the moment, they have 11 points, but if Pakistan manages to beat Bangladesh on Friday, they will end up with the same number of points. In order to have a better run rate than Kiwis, the Men In Green will need to win by 316 runs, which is next to impossible.

 

World Cup Points Table

TEAM    M            W            L              PT           NRR

AUS       8              7              1              14           1

INDIA    8              6              1              13           0.811

ENG       9              6              3              12           1.152

NZ          9              5              3              11           0.175

PAK        8              4              3              9              -0.792

SL            8              3              3              8              -0.934

BDESH   8              3              4              7              -0.195

SA           8              2              5              5              -0.08

WI          8              1              6              3              -0.335

AFG       8              0              8              0              -1.418

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