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World Cup T20: Update group 1 scoreboard after New Zealand vs Ireland and Australia vs Afghanistan matches


New Zealand top the table with seven points from five games.© AFP

Australia raised hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after beating Afghanistan in Friday’s group stage final match at the Adelaide Oval. Glenn MaxwellAustralia’s unbeaten run of 32 balls 54 lifted Australia’s lead to 168/8 in the face of a bubbly Afghanistan attack. Despite Rashid Khan undefeated 48 of 23 balls, Afghanistan fell short of a total of four runs. However, Australia’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are not in their hands as England have a better running percentage, and face Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Saturday.

Australia needed to score 180+ against Afghanistan, but was unable to do so.

The Blackcaps became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals, after beating Ireland by a comprehensive scoreline earlier on Friday.

As things settle, New Zealand is at the top of the table with seven points from five games.

Australia, after the victory over Afghanistan, ranked second with the most points. However, they have a negative net run rate.

He is third with five points and a match in hand.

Sri Lanka was knocked out of the semi-finals, but could spoil the party for England. They have won four points from four matches so far.

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Afghanistan, too, dropped out of the tournament without a single win and two losses.

Here’s how the updated Group 1 Scorecard looks like:

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After the defeat against Australia, Mohammad Nabi announced that he had decided to resign as captain of Afghanistan.

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