Today’s match will almost give us the final four team of World Cup 2019
India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs at Birmingham yesterday and booked the seat to Semi-Finals in World Cup 2019. Bangladesh is now officially out of the race of semi-finals however they have played some good cricket throughout this World Cup. India put a massive score of 314 which was more than enough for Indian bowlers to bowl the opposition out. Virat Kohli’s team has become the second team to qualify for the semi-finals after Australia. It is their 7th entry in semi-finals of Cricket World Cup.
Two slots are left. England, New Zealand and Pakistan in race
We have still two slots left in the Semi-finals table and England, New Zealand and Pakistan are the contenders for these slots. England is playing New Zealand at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street today in the 41st match of the tournament. This match will at least decide the third team for the second round in the World Cup. If England wins they seal the place and if New Zealand wins they will seal the place. The losing side will still have the opportunity to reach the knockout round depending upon the result of Pakistan’s match with Bangladesh on 5th July.
The detailed scenario for Semi-finals in World Cup 2019
The host team has defeated the strong Indian team and they have 10 points in 8 matches. If they lose the game today, they will pray for Pakistan’s loss who has 9 points. New Zealand has 11 points and if they lose and Pakistan wins then the team with better run-rate will reach the semifinals. If England wins by a huge margin against New Zealand and Pakistan wins by a huge margin against Bangladesh and they achieve run-rate than New Zeland then both the teams will qualify.
Sri Lanka has an odd chance too
Sri Lanka has 8 points and it is very difficult for them to make into the second stage. They will have to win their last match against India and hope that England loses by a huge margin and Pakistan loses their last game too.
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