Even before the last match of the Super 12 group stage is played, the semifinalists are known. The first group was overpassed by England and Australia, while Pakistan and New Zealand topped the second sextet. England will face New Zealand in the semifinal match on November 10, while unbeaten Pakistan will be tested by Australia a day after.
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Both groups were interesting to watch due to the tight battle for playoff spots. Thus, England and Australia claimed 8 points each, but South Africa took four wins. As these teams won and lost to each other, the final disposition was decided with a run-rate, which was a bit lower for the Proteas.
The second group was also pretty close to the run rate rule, but Afghanistan couldn’t overcome New Zealand yesterday. It means that today’s match between India and Namibia has no sense, as both Asian teams have at least two losses. At the same time, the Kiwis were beaten only once – in the opening game against undefeated Pakistan. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important cricket news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.