A formidable Team India eased past West Indies to become the first team to enter the Semi-Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. With their victory, India have caused the exit of Pakistan from the tournament and the upcoming match on Friday between South Africa and the West Indies will be a virtual quarter-final in Group B.
Pakistan are almost out of the Champions Trophy after suffering a heavy 67-run defeat against the Proteas in a do-or-die match for both the sides. The Misbah-ul-Haq team has lost two matches in a row and has just one match left against arch-rivals India
The game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on Sunday at Cardiff was basically a case of both sides putting shoddy batting performances, and New Zealand winning because they showed enough pluck at the end, and some luck also went their way.
In the Group A clash of the Champions Trophy on Sunday at Cardiff, Sri Lanka were blown over for 138 by New Zealand inside 38 overs. This is Sri Lanka’s second lowest total in the competition. We take a look at the lowest score in the Champions Trophy for all the eight teams taking part in this year’s farewell edition.
New Zealand scraped through a nerve-wrecking one-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Cardiff in a low scoring contest. Just a couple of days, two teams at this very ground had scored nearly 600 runs and today Sri Lanka and New Zealand barely got past three figures with great difficulty.
If Australia wanted to find out how much they would miss the assured presence of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey out in the middle, they only had to look back at their batting performance against England at Edgbaston on Saturday.