As New Zealand hammered Sri Lanka by 65 runs in a Group 1 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, the Kiwis extended their undefeated streak in the current T20 World Cup. As the Kiwis overcame a top-order collapse to record a score of 167/7, Glenn Phillips (104) hit his second T20I century. Before being dismissed on 104 in the penultimate over, Phillips struck ten fours and four sixes. Trent Boult’s statistics of 4-0-13-4 allowed Sri Lanka to respond, but they were bowled out for a pitiful total of 102.
With two wins from three games, New Zealand is still in first place in Group 1 despite canceling their match against Afghanistan. They have five points right now.
England is in second place.
England is in second place with a win, a loss, and a postponed game against Australia due to unfavorable playing conditions.
Surprisingly, before their match on Monday in Brisbane, Ireland, and Australia are third and fourth, with three points apiece.
On the other side, the loss of Sri Lanka drops to fifth place. Afghanistan follows them at the bottom. The score is two for each team.
Here’s a thorough look at the situation in Group 1.
Rain has caused the cancellation of four games, including three in Group 1.
To keep their dreams alive, the Blackcaps must defeat England in Brisbane on Tuesday, while Sri Lanka must defeat Afghanistan on the same day.
The top two teams advance to the semifinals.