Just when you thought ICC Champions Trophy couldn’t get any better, it just did! The match between India and Sri Lanka threw the group wide open after the Lankans chased down a massive target of over 300 in a nerve testing battle. Despite Dhawan’s century and robust partnership between Indian’s opening pair, the Indians were left bamboozled what went wrong. Sri Lanka was able to defeat the trophy holders as their key players Mendis, Gunathilaka, and Mathews scoring 89, 76, and 52*, respectively.
Group B Becomes Group of Death
There is no doubt that Group B is now the group of death as every team is in a win or die situation. All the four teams have lost a match as well as won a match, giving the fans two virtual quarterfinals. India plays South Africa at the Oval on Sunday (June 11) whereas Pakistan takes on Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday (June 12).
If both matches are washed out by the rain then India and South Africa will qualify on the basis of their net run rate. If the match between India and South Africa gets abandoned, India would qualify for the semis along with the winner of Pakistan-Sri Lanka contest. However, if the match between Pakistan and India gets abandoned without a result, then Lankans will move forward with the winner of India-South Africa fixture.
Pakistan Team finds his form
Sarfaraz’s men have also picked up themselves up from the defeat suffered at the hands of team India. Their disciplined fielding and mature display of work with the bat left their fans and experts impressed. Sri Lanka’s performance against India also suggests that the cricket fans are in for a contest at Cardiff on 11th June.
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