The race for the top two has grown even more exhilarating as England’s victory today has given three (or even four) teams a chance to make the semi-finals.
England triumph over the blackcaps.
Jos Buttler rolled up his sleeves just in time to keep his team from collapsing again. The skipper played a really sensible knock, which was uncharacteristic of him, but he took on a role that was foreign to him and succeeded. Opener Hales also justified his selection with a fifty and a partnership with Jos.
England managed 179 in 20 overs thanks to a burst of wickets in the middle overs and little assistance from the rest of the team. Except for the spinners, who bowled at an economy of less than 6, everyone was pricey.
New Zealand got off to a slow start, as both openers were dismissed with 25 runs on the board. Kane stood watch at the end, and Glenn Phillips, the man in the form of his life, joined him. He had another catch being thrown down as everything appears to be going well for him.
The duo formed yet another partnership while keeping the desired run rate intact. Kane was beaten by Stokes’ experience. With 55 needed in the remaining five, the bowlers delivered. Glenn Phillips hit a 36-ball 62 but couldn’t help his side over the finish line.
Group 1 in T20 World Cup 2022 is anyone for the taking
If you think cricket doesn’t have nerves, I urge you to go to the disco as we’re about to have a day as the final day of the Premier League. Three games will be held on November 4th and 5th. Mark your calendars, and cancel your pledge to attend the wedding of the couple you’ve always loathed. Entertainment is going to unfold.
We are two weeks into the tournament and not a single team from either group has ascertained qualification. Group 1 has emerged as the most intriguing, with three teams on five points each: New Zealand, England, and Australia.
With Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan all vying for their attention. Expect an uproar. If all three teams win their games in hand, the Net run rate will determine qualification. The calculators are tossing, and this has to be one of the best weeks in International cricket history.
The final two teams will be decided on 5th November when all the games in the group 1 will be done and dusted. England Plays Sri Lanka in their final super 12 match. Before them Austrlia will be playing Afghanistan, while New Zealand locks horns with Ireland on 4th of November.
So, hold tight as we inch closer to the deadly finale in the T20 World Cup’s group of death.