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ICC World Cup 2019 | 'Game of the Tournament!' - Twitter Lauds Another New Zealand-South Africa Thriller

Cricketnext Staff |June 20, 2019, 12:44 AM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | 'Game of the Tournament!' - Twitter Lauds Another New Zealand-South Africa Thriller

While it may not have been as high-scoring as the one in 2015, New Zealand and South Africa played out another thriller on the World Cup stage. And just like four years ago, it was the Kiwis that emerged victorious, chasing down 242 runs with four wickets to spare.

 

Having won the toss and opting to bowl first, New Zealand were excellent with the ball and on the field. While they weren’t able to take wickets at regular intervals, they did manage to keep the run-flow down and eventually, South Africa only managed to post 241 on the board.

South Africa were good with the ball in the early stages, picking up wickets at regular intervals. Kane Williamson held up from one end, as Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme contributed from the other end. From lucky escapes, drop catches and intense back and forth between bat and ball, the run-chase saw all.

But eventually, Kane Williamson finished with game with a boundary in the penultimate over and a six in the final over to ensure New Zealand maintained their unbeaten record.

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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