England’s hopes of making it to the Quarter Finals of the ICC World Cup suffered a big blow as they lost to Sri Lanka by 9 Wickets on Sunday. England’s hopes of qualifying for the last-8 hang in the balance now after their third defeat in four matches.
If Bangladesh beats Scotland in their next game and England loses either of its remaining two matches against Bangladesh and Scotland, the Englishmen will be flying back much earlier than expected.
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The only Pool A match of Sunday was played between England and Sri Lanka. Both teams were looking to get the points on the table but only Sri Lanka succeeded. They now have six points from four matches and are second in Pool A of the World Cup Points Table trailing behind New Zealand who have 8 points. New Zealand have already progressed into the quarters after beating Australia in their previous match.
Meanwhile, England has slipped to the sixth position in Pool A with only two points to their name after four matches.
A good day for Pakistan unfolded in the ICC World Cup as they registered their first win of the tournament. Pakistan won a tightly contested match against Zimbabwe on Sunday and now have two points to their name. Zimbabwe also have two points in their kitty and is ahead of Pakistan because of a superior net run rate.
India leads Pool B of the ICC World Cup Points table after playing three matches and winning all of them.