New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP
Pakistan and Afghanistan have been each dealt an enormous blow within the race for Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-finals as New Zealand cruised to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Thursday. In consequence, New Zealand now have 10 factors from 9 matches with a Web Run Price of +0.743. Meaning Pakistan, who at present are fifth with 8 factors from 8 matches, must win their last sport towards England with an enormous margin. In response to calculations, Pakistan must win by 287 runs in the event that they bat first and in case of chasing, they must win with 284 balls remaining. Afghanistan (with a NRR of -0.338) is just about out of the semi-finals race with their NRR being the worst compared to New Zealand and Pakistan.
Pakistan now has to beat England on the Eden Gardens on Saturday by an #unattainable margin
by round 287 runs whereas batting 1st
by about 284 balls to spare whereas chasing!#NZvsSL #NZvsSL #SLvNZ #SLvsNZ#CWC #CWC2023 #CWC23 #PakvsEng #PakvEng #EngvsPak #CricketTwitter
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 9, 2023
By advantage of the loss, Sri Lanka ended their marketing campaign with simply two wins and a NRR of -1.419.
Daryl Mitchell hit an attacking 43 as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.
Chasing a modest 172 for victory, New Zealand openers Devon Conway (45) and Rachin Ravindra (42) placed on 86 to assist obtain the goal with 160 balls to spare in Bengaluru.
The Kiwis stay in fourth place with 10 factors forward of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a with a lot superior web run-rate than their rivals.
(With AFP inputs)
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