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

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.

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.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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