Pakistan broke its 18-round World Cup defeat on Monday as it stunned the West Indies with eight gates in a rainless game. It was Pakistan’s first World Cup victory since 2009, which was also against the same opponent.
With this victory, Pakistan has done an almighty service to India, which has been revived, and after them an extensive 110-run victory over Bangladesh, standing on the brink of consolidating a place in the semi-finals.
A more detailed look at what each team needs to make a cut:
A comprehensive victory over Bangladesh brought India to third place on the points scale. India (+0.768) played six games, won three and lost three. They have six points in six matches and are tied with the West Indies (-0.885), but the team led by Mithali Raj has a better Net Run Rate. If South Africa, which has yet to play its 6th game, beats the West Indies on Thursday, India will automatically secure the final fourth place. India will play its last group game against South Africa on March 27th.
There is no stopping the Australian side led by Meg Lanning. They continued their undefeated streak at the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup with six consecutive wins in the jump and are the first team to qualify for the semifinals. He will clash with Bangladesh on March 25.
The Proteas, after four consecutive victories, suffered a 5-pass defeat on Tuesday against the powerful Australians. With eight points, two matches in hand and a healthy NRR (0.092), the South African team almost made it to the semifinals. They can only harm their own chances if they lose to the West Indies (Game 24) and India (March 27) by a big margin.
The senior West Indies (-0.885), who started the tournament with two consecutive wins against New Zealand and England, disappeared as the tournament progressed. Pakistan has corrupted their party and now they have to defeat South Africa in a comprehensive way to make a cut.
Defending champion England, who had a terrible start to the tournament, losing three consecutive matches, came back great. They have four points in five games, and their next two opponents are Pakistan (March 24) and Bangladesh (March 27). If time doesn’t play bad, then two consecutive wins with a good NRR (0.327) will be just fine for a team led by Heather Knight.
The hosts from New Zealand dropped out of the semi-final race with just two wins in their six games. He will clash with Pakistan on March 26.
Bismah Farooq’s team did a great service to their neighbors with their disturbing and stunning victory over the West Indies. They will love to finish their tournament at its peak when they next face New Zealand.
With one win in five matches, Bangladesh is also out of competition. However, the team showed great fighting spirit throughout the tournament and even recorded their first victory in the ICC Women’s World Cup, when they defeated Pakistan in nine series. They also have the best economic rate in the tournament. The next two games are played against Australia on March 25 and England on March 27.