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Fully Boarded Flight Forced to Wait for New Zealand's Victory

Cricketnext Staff |June 23, 2019, 1:42 PM IST
Fully Boarded Flight Forced to Wait for New Zealand's Victory

New Zealand's nail biting victory over West Indies on Saturday (June 22) had Kiwi fans around the globe celebrating, and even ensuring they delayed flights so that they could celebrate some more.

Kieran McAnulty who is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party, shared an interesting story about New Zealand fans celebrating their close win against the West Indies.

He tweeted, "My @FlyAirNZ flight was fully boarded, the plane loud from all the live streams. 12 balls left, 1 wicket needed. Please don’t start the plane. The @BLACKCAPS win! We all erupt in unison. Only then, amongst the cheers, did the plane start to move. It was a beautiful moment. #CWC19"

New Zealand managed to keep their nerves even as Brathwaite was smacking almost everything out of the park. While his century went in vain, the Kiwis showed great sportsmanship as they consoled him for his efforts.

After the win, the Black Caps now are at the top of the points table and continue to maintain their unbeaten streak in the tournament. Their next few encounters are all expected to be humdingers as they face Pakistan, Australia and England.

The ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 has evoked major interest amongst the fans with three back-to-back close games. While the host team England lost to a low-on-confidence side Sri Lanka on Friday, bottom placed Afghanistan gave India a tough time earlier on Saturday, before New Zealand escaped by the skin of their teeth at Old Trafford.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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