Australia survived a blazing innings from Rashid Khan (48 not out off 23 balls) to beat Afghanistan by four runs in match number 38 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. With the win, the Aussies kept their semi-final qualification hopes alive. If Sri Lanka defeat England on Saturday, Australia will finish in the top two and progress to the next round from Group 1 with New Zealand, who have already qualified.
New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs in match number 37 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. Later in the day, they became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs (D/L method) in match number 35 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. Sent into bat after losing the toss, India put up an impressive 184/6 on the board. Virat Kohli top-scored yet again with an unbeaten 64 off 44 balls, while KL Rahul scored exactly fifty. In Bangladesh’s revised chase of 151 in 16 overs, Litton Das slammed a superb 60 off 27 balls. However, the chasing side lost their way after his dismissal and ended up on 145/6.
Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in match number 34 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. While the Group 2 clash in the Super 12 round will not have any bearing on the semi-final qualification scenario, the Dutch did put up a commendable effort.
England beat New Zealand by 20 runs in match number 33 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the key Group 1 Super 12 match, England put up an impressive 179 for 6 on the board. English skipper Jos Buttler led from the front with 73 off 47 balls. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips continued his great form, scoring 62 off 36 balls. However, his effort did not result in a Kiwi win as the chasing side were held to 159 for 6.
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by six wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 1 game, Afghanistan put up a disappointing 144 for 8 as Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3 for 13, while Lahiru Kumara claimed 2 for 30. In response, Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 66 off 42 as Sri Lanka crossed the target in 18.3 overs. The win kept Sri Lanka in contention for the semi-finals, while Afghanistan were knocked out.
Australia beat Ireland by 42 runs in match number 31 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, October 31. Batting first after losing the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 game, the Aussies posted an impressive 179 for 5 on the board in their 20 overs. Aaron Finch led from the front with 63 off 44 balls, while Marcus Stoinis contributed 35 in 25 balls. In response, Ireland were held to 137 all out in 18.1 overs.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed 4 for 29, while Wayne Parnell picked up 3 for 15 as the Proteas defeated India in five wickets in match number 30 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the pacy Perth stadium on Sunday, October 30. With the win, South Africa went to the top of the table in Group 2, with five points.
Pakistan beat Netherlands by six wickets in match number 29 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth on Sunday, October 30. Pakistan had to win this Group 2 Super 12 game to stay in contention for a place in the semi-final of the ICC event.