Team India, who started the World Cup campaign with two consecutive defeats, had the last hope of reaching the semi-finals on this match. Afghanistan victory could have opened the doors of the semi-finals for the Indian team but it could not happen.
In the match played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first and scored 124 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. After this, the target for victory was achieved by the Kiwi team by losing 2 wickets in 18.1 overs. With this win, New Zealand finished second in Group 2 of Super-12 with four wins out of five matches. The match played between India and Namibia on Monday is now a mere formality. With a win in this match, the Indian team would like to end their World Cup campaign.
Pakistan team has already reached the semi-finals after winning four out of their four matches. On Saturday, the teams of England and Australia became the teams to reach the semi-finals from Group 1. Even after winning four out of five matches, D. The African team had to find a way out on the basis of net run rate. In such a situation, the decision of the fourth team was done as soon as the result of the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand came. However, after the match between Pakistan and Scotland, it will be known which team will finish first and second in Group 2. With this, the clash of semi-final matches will be decided.