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    England in the groove now

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    England - 22/0 after 3 overs (target: 190).

    England need 110 runs from 17 overs to eliminate South Africa.


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    Four Four

    Butler looking dangerous again

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    South africa heading out. If anyone thought england wud stutter for under 130.

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    Only way saf can win is by bowling England out for below 130. No way england are scoring below 130 is they bat 20 overs on this pitch

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    England - 37/0 after 4 overs (target: 190).

    England need 95 runs from 96 balls to eliminate South Africa.


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    Jason Roy injured.

    Looks a bad injury - possibly hamstring or calf.
    Last edited by Saj; 6th November 2021 at 20:48.



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    Quote Originally Posted by realitygaf View Post
    If only South Africa played like this from game 1
    South Africa only lost one match which was vs Australia and a very close game.

    Bangladesh being absolutely annihilated by Australia ruined South Africa's semi final chances.

    SA deserved to be in group 2 instead of nz.

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    Roy is out of the competition!

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    To be honest, England is unstoppable, it is very hard to beat this team.

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    England - 50/0 after 5 overs (target: 190).

    England need 82 runs from 90 balls to eliminate South Africa.


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    Fifty of 5 overs

    Fantastic start by Poms, this team can chase almost any total.

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    Buttler alone is a freak.

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    Wicket.

    Butler is out.


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    OUT

    butler gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Jason Roy injured.

    Looks a bad injury - possibly hamstring or calf.
    Mike Atherton just confirming, he is out of the world cup. Billings will most likely replace him.

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    England - 59/1 after 6 overs (target: 190).

    England need 73 runs from 84 balls to eliminate South Africa.


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    SA will be regretting that slow chase vs BD.....could've won inside 10 overs

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    I remember hard hitter Robin Smith for England missed the world cup final in 1992. And he was missed.

    Jason Roy’s departure will have some impact in a close knockout game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    England will be eliminated if they fail to reach 87.
    I meant theres no realistic chance of England losing out.


    'There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold'

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    OUT

    Bairstow gone

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    England need 129 runs in 78 balls.

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    Looking at the teams, i think South Africa have posed greater problems for Pakistan than Australia.

    Against Aussies Pak needs to takecare of Finch/Warner only.

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    Still say saf needed 220 to go through. 190 wont be enuf to sneak them through with better NRR

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    The pitch is dyeing. SA should go with test field now

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    Worst over for saf there. Pretty much confirms their exit frm this yrs world cup

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    Australia vs Pakistan will be interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarwar89 View Post
    Looking at the teams, i think South Africa have posed greater problems for Pakistan than Australia.

    Against Aussies Pak needs to takecare of Finch/Warner only.
    Rvd decimated Rauf and Hasan ali in the warm up match as well
    Australia is still a better team as they have more depth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarwar89 View Post
    Looking at the teams, i think South Africa have posed greater problems for Pakistan than Australia.

    Against Aussies Pak needs to takecare of Finch/Warner only.
    You're forgetting noted Pakistani killer, Glenn Maxwell.

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    That gones miles, 102 meter long .

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    And hes gone..

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    South Africa took 13.3 overs to chase 85 against Bangladesh. If only they didn’t go slow they would have been in semis by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritOf1903 View Post
    None of the teams have had a proper test. Africa are out so Australia favourites as it stands.



    Just over 11 an over. 12 as it stands
    I, for one, am shocked England couldn't chase down 190 in 15 overs in UAE. Shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sindhiboy View Post
    Rvd decimated Rauf and Hasan ali in the warm up match as well
    Australia is still a better team as they have more depth
    Australian batting crumbles badly once you take care of their openers. As England did.

    Some one is saying Maxwell is dangerous.
    He is not a big match player, pak needs to attack Aussies ferociously from beginning.

    Depending on toss if we bat first
    Minimum 175.

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    South Africa are eliminated officially.


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    Rabada is having a shocker of a game.

    2.3-0-44-0.


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    Is Rabada over rated or what, every time I see him bowl, he does not bowl that well and today he is being smashed

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    Last 4 balls have been deposited outside for sixes

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    This England team will blow away every opposition , mark my words

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    If the same pakistan team shows up that showed up against India, Australia won’t know what hit them. If the team that played against Namibia shows up, Australia will reach another final

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    England showing exactly why they will win the T20 cup.. such a power packed team

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    England are effectively at 150/5. Roy is unlikely to bat.

    40 runs are needed from 20 balls.


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    Pakistan and Australia are equally matched. England is two notches above both especially due to their batting power.

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    I think South Africa can win this. RRR is around 12.

    3 overs to go.


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    29 runs are needed from 15 balls.


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    25 runs are needed from final 2 overs.


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    14 needed in 6

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    Gone woakes

    14 off 5

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    Gone again. Rabada 2 off 2

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    Rabada redeeming himself.

    Been an entertaining game this. Sucks for SA who will be out of the tournament due to NRR.

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    Rabada has worked himself into the ground last few months. He will be gutted yet happy to go home.

    Shamsi should bowl final over for South Africa every game

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    Rabada gets a hattrick lol

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    Hat-trick for rabada

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    Forget whatever I just wrote

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    World class hat-trick from a world class bowler.

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    Congrats to both teams what a high quality game.

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    South Africa won by 10 runs

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    Gotta feel for South Africa. Even after winning 4 games out of 5, they failed to qualify. They dominated in every game and what a unit they had, only thing they'll regret is not chasing down the target against Bangladesh little bit quickly.

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    Rabada got a hat-trick.

    South Africa won yet eliminated.

    Great game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Gotta feel for South Africa. Even after winning 4 games out of 5, they failed to qualify. They dominated in every game and what a unit they had, only thing they'll regret is not chasing down the target against Bangladesh little bit quickly.
    4/5 and still knocked out?! That's sad

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    Nobody who have won all games in T20 WC group stage have won world cup so all eng still have good chance to win

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    Quite an extraordinary looking Group 1 table. All the top 3 teams end up with the same points. South Africa really unlucky to miss out on NRR.

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    Highlights:

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    This affects group 2 results now. Pakistan only needs to beat Scotland to be the #1 seed in the semis. If India passes through they will be #2 or #3 depending on margin of victory vs. Namibia. New Zealand could be #3 assuming they beat Afghanistan by a sufficient margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclotron View Post
    Nobody who have won all games in T20 WC group stage have won world cup so all eng still have good chance to win
    This. Almost seemed eager to get out!

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    England topped Group 1 and knocked opponents South Africa out of the tournament despite 94 from Rassie van der Dussen and a Kagiso Rabada hat-trick seeing South Africa to a 10-run win.

    The Proteas had set England a chase of 190 to win the game with Van der Dussen hitting his highest T20I score off just 60 balls.

    Although England failed in their chase, they made at least 131 which was all that was needed to confirm theirs and Australia’s places in the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

    Reeza Hendricks never got going opening the batting with the potent Quinton de Kock, as he misjudged the flight of a Moeen Ali delivery and was bowled for two from eight balls.

    With South Africa at 26 for one after five overs, they were in need of some boundaries and Van der Dussen got the memo, smashing Chris Woakes for back-to-back boundaries as the Proteas ended the powerplay with 40 for one.

    By the halfway mark, De Kock and Van der Dussen were building a nice partnership together, putting on 58 as South Africa reached 73 for one with ten overs to go.

    Mark Wood was then brought on for his first spell of the tournament but his express pace did not stop Van der Dussen who scooped him for six.

    Instead, it would be Adil Rashid’s spin that disrupted the partnership, De Kock holing out to Jason Roy at long-on, and the right-hander was left staring in disbelief at the good start he had thrown away, having to depart for 34 off 26 balls.

    Having brought up his own fifty off 38 balls at the beginning of Wood’s next over, Van der Dussen ended it by smacking a six to move South Africa past 100.

    England matched boundary-less overs with bountiful ones as Chris Jordan conceded just four off the 15th over before Woakes was sent for back-to-back sixes from Van der Dussen, with Aiden Markram getting one for himself as South Africa raced ahead to 139 for two.

    Another glorious shot saw Markram bringing up his fifty off just 24 balls, as South Africa set a mammoth chase of 190 to win.

    There were a number of permutations as Jason Roy and Jos Buttler got England’s innings underway, first to reach 87 to ensure England’s qualification, then to 106 to top the group and anything past 132 would see South Africa knocked out and Australia join them in the semi-finals.

    Having only taken two off the first over, Roy and Buttler teed off reaching 37 for no wicket after four overs before Roy pulled up in distress with a serious-looking calf injury and was helped off the pitch having made 20 off 15 balls.

    But it was South Africa that seemed unsettled as Keshav Maharaj bowled a wide and a no-ball, with Anrich Nortje dropping the free hit to see England take 13 off the over.

    And then for the first time in three innings, Buttler was out, sending a low catch to Temba Bavuma to fall two runs short of a double century across the three games.

    Jonny Bairstow was not in the middle for long going for a single of Tabraiz Shamsi’s second ball as spin twins Shamsi and Markram restricted England.

    Kagiso Rabada then released that pressure going for 11 as England reached 81 for two at the halfway point before a single for Moeen in Shamsi’s third over confirmed his side’s place in the semi-finals.

    Just eight balls later and a six out the ground saw England secure top of the group, but that was Moeen's last act caught in the deep by David Miller as Shamsi got revenge.

    England then stuttered before Liam Livingstone walloped the biggest six of the tournament sending it out of the ground and 112m and then sent another one, a crushing blow to South Africa as they were knocked out of the tournament.

    Dawid Malan was out having misjudged a slog as Eoin Morgan combined with Livingstone to pull England back into the game.

    However, needing 25 off 12 balls, Livingstone was caught in the deep but Woakes continued where he left off until Rabada got him with the first ball of the final over, to leave England needing 14 off five balls.
    Morgan went the next ball and then Jordan was out the ball after that as Rabada earned his hat-trick and snuffed out any chance of an England win as they eventually ten runs short on 179.

    South Africa beat England at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah by ten runs

    South Africa 189/2 in 20 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 94 not out; Aiden Markram 52 not out; Moeen Ali 1/27, Adil Rashid 1/32)

    England 179/8 in 20 overs (Moeen Ali 37, David Malan 33; Kagiso Rabada 3/48, Tabraiz Shamsi 2/24)
    Player of the Match: Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

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    Eoin Morgan speaking to the press:

    Q. What can you tell us about Jason Roy's injury?

    EOIN MORGAN: That it's his calf. It obviously didn't look great. And we'll wait until tomorrow to see what his movement is like. Probably send him for a scan and then go from there. Apart from that, can't tell you much.

    Q. Do you feel that his tournament is over or is it too early to say that?

    EOIN MORGAN: It's difficult to assume. Obviously we're all hopeful that he comes through in some manner or there's some remedy to get him through one, if not two games. But we need to do what's best for Jason ultimately and then the team.

    Q. Have you had a chance to think about how the team might be reconfigured if he can't make it?

    EOIN MORGAN: No, I haven't. That's the easiest way to put it, I haven't, sorry.

    Q. Can you speak about what a blow that might be if it were to be the end for Jason? We've seen in 2019, what an integral part of the team he is. How important is he to you?

    EOIN MORGAN: He's unbelievably important. He's a guy that epitomises everything that we are about in the changing room and the way that we play. You see how commanding he is at the top of the order, not only in T20 cricket but 50-over cricket as well. Obviously two different partners in the two formats. But yeah, he's as close as we get to surmising how the changing room should play.

    Q. In terms of the game, how do you view it? Obviously you got close but from the outside it probably looked like you weren't quite at your best with the ball or with the bat. How are you viewing it?

    EOIN MORGAN: Yeah, I think that's fair. We are not going to be at our best every game but we do need to find ways to win. I think in the field, actually, we weren't as intense as we have been in previous games. Just small things that we didn't do as neatly or as cleanly as we would have liked. I thought with the ball, probably kept them to a reasonable score in and around par.

    Obviously one of your premium batsmen goes down, that does occur to you, particularly given the form that he is in. On the other hand, you have guys that have not batted a lot in the tournament, came in, struck the ball really well, which is a great sign obviously for the semifinal.

    Q. Do you feel like you've had a bit of a battle over these couple of games, like you might be more battle hardened for the rest of the tournament?

    EOIN MORGAN: I'd probably say it's been a while. Like you go through the names that either aren't here through injury or other reasons, so you go through Arthur, Stokes, Sam Curran, Ben, Tymal and now possibly Jason. You look back at the times that you have really explored and tried to build a bigger squad, and I'm sitting here thankful that we have actually done that because we are going need those guys possibly in the next game or the final.

    Q. You mentioned losing Ben. That would derail many sides. Is there something to maybe just take heart from how you performed throughout the group rather than ran dwell on tonight?

    EOIN MORGAN: The guys have unbelievable resilience and belief and we have shown that in bilateral series. Ben missed our tour of Australia in 2018 where we won 4-1. Finding a way without him, Sam Curran wasn't around them. Jofra wasn't around then.

    So we had quite a big pool of players to choose from but obviously you lose a little bit of experience when you lose guys like that.

    Q. Are you grateful for the practise of having a big target to chase?

    EOIN MORGAN: I think just having a really good wicket where you can like expand your game as a batter and to put our bowlers under more pressure than they have been on is brilliant because we haven't had that opportunity throughout the tournament.

    Again, going in, it's obviously very difficult to get through to the latter stages of a tournament, but I believe that once you do get through, it's all about expressing yourself and trying to get the best out of yourself. So you need that exercise to go through, and again, emphasising the guys who have not batted, came out and played the way we wanted them to play later in the tournament. So it was impressive, yeah.

    Q. Can you describe the atmosphere in the dressing room?

    EOIN MORGAN: Difficult to describe. Like we are gutted for Jas, but also sort of half-hoping that he's okay. I mean, for anybody to miss the latter stages of a tournament, particularly wits been two guys and two games, that does hurt the mood. The guys care a lot, particularly in -- for what they put into what goes on on the field, a huge amount. So yes, it's difficult to describe. I don't have an adjective.

    Q. So the emotion is empathy and sympathy?

    EOIN MORGAN: Yeah, that's probably the best way to describe it.

    Q. You said earlier in the tournament that you were not able to watch other games.

    EOIN MORGAN: Yeah.

    Q. Would you be able to watch the key games in the other group and the teams you're going to be playing tomorrow?

    EOIN MORGAN: Not really. So as prep for every game, I'll go through strengths and weaknesses of oppositions, I'll watch relevant games. So I haven't watched a lot from the other group. So I will do over the next coming days. Let somebody else worry about it.

    Q. In terms of the batting order today, you obviously shuffled up Moeen. What was the thinking there?

    EOIN MORGAN: Quite a clear message came off when Jason went down. We have always explored where Moeen's best position is to bat. We have also talked about emphasising a little bit on the power play in different condition here because it can often be best time to bat. Josh sent a message off saying that Moeen could be a good option, possibly the last over the power play but also to kick on past that, and we wanted to continue, right, left hand as we went and then we just stuck with Dawid where he was and then Liam, considering he had not batted a lot in the tournament.

    Q. And if Jason is out, is bringing another kind of bowling option in his place a possibility or will it be a light flight with a batter coming in?

    EOIN MORGAN: I'd say batter. Yeah, I can't imagine bringing in a bowler. We have plenty of bowling on the squad.

    Q. We discussed yesterday how you lost your left arm angle by bringing Woody in but you kept your pace. How have you felt your remodelled bowling attack went today?

    EOIN MORGAN: Yeah, I thought they went well. Obviously Mark, playing in his first game of the tournament, it's great to get him a runout. Unfortunate that David missed out. He's been in contention pretty much every game, and depending what wicket we have turned up and looked at and assessed, we have made a call accordingly. Close call between those two today but I thought Woody had a really good turnout.

    Collectively I actually thought they were good. It's difficult dealing with a short side, and a better wicket to bat on but I thought the guys did reasonably well. Probably weren't at our best but we were okay.

    Q. Did you think 189 was kind of an okay score to have conceded?

    EOIN MORGAN: Yeah, absolutely. Like I mentioned previously when one of your premium batsmen go down, and you go into the last over needing 14, you're in a pretty strong position. A short side is still one side. There's still certainly belief there.

    Q. How do you feel after an end to your unbeaten run, especially when your next game is a semifinal?

    EOIN MORGAN: Feel pretty good. Some of the hardest matches of the tournament or tournaments that I've played in the past have been group stage games. It's very difficult to qualify. You look at the table the way it finished, a lot of teams finished having lost only one game and sides going through a net run rate really does show the strength within that particular group.

    So very happy that we're through to the semifinal.

    Q. How do you keep yourself calm and composed even in the tough situations, like how are you positive always?

    EOIN MORGAN: Did he say how am I positive?

    I think I'm a very lucky man. I've always had a lot of luck on my side. We have a lot of experience on the field, so it's quite easy to stay calm in different situations with guys who like slowing the game down, taking the moment in, peeling the emotion back and making a logical decision.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zn426 View Post
    This affects group 2 results now. Pakistan only needs to beat Scotland to be the #1 seed in the semis. If India passes through they will be #2 or #3 depending on margin of victory vs. Namibia. New Zealand could be #3 assuming they beat Afghanistan by a sufficient margin.
    What...?

    NZ just need to beat Afghanistan to make it to semi's. If they lose, they are eliminated as India's NRR is already superior anyways (assuming India doesn't lose their match vs Namibia).

    If NZ lose, Pakistan are guaranteed 1st in semi's. If NZ win, Pakistan also need to win vs Scotland to finish 1st.
    Last edited by Nasty Naz; 7th November 2021 at 02:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty Naz View Post
    What...?

    NZ just need to beat Afghanistan to make it to semi's. If they lose, they are eliminated as India's NRR is already superior anyways (assuming India doesn't lose their match vs Namibia).

    If NZ lose, Pakistan are guaranteed 1st in semi's. If NZ win, Pakistan also need to win vs Scotland to finish 1st.
    Reading comprehension isn't your forte it seems. The seeding for the semis will be affected by the England loss.

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    SA had an opportunity against Bangladesh to chase faster, scoring just 80 odd in 14 overs has caused them trouble now

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