The hard-fought Super 12 round of the 2022 T20 World Cup ended today with India defeating Zimbabwe in their final match on stage. All 12 teams put up a good fight, and the so-called “minnows” came out with a shocking win, testing their reputation so far.
The semi-final line-up was only confirmed on Sunday, the final day of the Super 12 game. The day started in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, and even Zimbabwe (no chance).
And it’s off to a great start with the Netherlands beating out the South African hopes with a stunning win. The result confirmed India’s progress against Bangladesh and Pakistan and clinched the remaining group two spots.
Pakistan secured its place before India closed the stage with a unilateral victory over Zimbabwe.
The schedule for the semi-finals:
• November 9, Wednesday, 1st Semi-final: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground (1:30 PM IST)
• November 10, Thursday, 2nd Semi-final: India vs England, Adelaide Oval (1:30 PM IST)
Journey to Semi-final in T20 World cup:
India – Matches:5 | Wins:4 | Losses:1 | No Results:0 | Points:8
The match is produced proved to be a classic. India won the final ball of the competition, beating the Netherlands by 56 runs. Against South Africa they suffered their first loss on the wicket, surviving the scare against Bangladesh and winning by 5 runs (DLS law). South Africa lost to the Netherlands, qualified for the knockout stages, and beat Zimbabwe to top Group 2.
Pakistan – Matches:5 | Wins:3 | Losses:2 | No results:0 | Points:6
It was a back-and-forth to reach the semi-finals. After consecutive losses to India and Zimbabwe, they were devastated. A narrow victory over the Netherlands kept their hopes alive, but India’s loss to South Africa left them out of control. And they performed well against favorites South Africa, winning by 33 runs. And then got the green line when the Netherlands beat and knocked out South Africa. A duel between Pakistan and Bangladesh then turned into a virtual quarter-final where they beat them to advance.
New Zealand – Matches:5 | Wins:3 | Losses:1 | No Results:1 | Points:7
They had a strong 89th-round hit against host and holder Australia in Sydney After starting the campaign, the next game against Afghanistan was washed away by rain. Glenn Phillips scored a memorable haul in Sri Lanka to take a massive 65-run victory before England suffered their first defeat of the tournament by 20 runs. They beat Ireland by 35 runs to become the first team to reach the semi-finals with a good net run rate.
England – Matches:5 | Wins:3 | Losses:1 | No Results:1 | Points:7
England had a mixed start to the tournament. They beat Afghanistan by five wickets before losing five to Ireland in a rain-affected match. And their hopes were dashed when their subsequent match against Australia was called off due to wet conditions. After losing, they won by four wickets and advanced to the semi-finals.