Indian Crew. Indian Crew. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

The weekend encounter of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 noticed Sri Lanka and India come out on high towards Eire and arch-rivals Pakistan by 9 and 4 wickets respectively, and make some much-needed developments within the Group 1 and a pair of factors desk. 

Within the first sport, the Sri Lankans had been simply too good for Eire as they showcased an impressive bowling efficiency that noticed the Irish batters failing to take off on the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Their batting performances noticed a collective failure with solely power-hitter Paul Stirling (34) and Harry Tector (45) making contributions that helped Eire end with a decent rating of 128/8. 

Spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana starred with two wickets every. Nonetheless, the entire was by no means adequate to intimidate the reigning Asia Cup champions who had been on the assault proper from the phrase ‘go’ as Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva added 63 runs for the opening stand. Mendis remained unbeaten on 68 runs from 43 balls because the Lankans bought previous the road with 5 overs to spare. 

The second sport of the day was an edge-of-the-seat thriller on the MCG that gave the followers their cash’s value with Virat Kohli standing tall but once more towards the Pakistanis within the T20 World Cup historical past. Bowling first, the Males in Blue had been proper on course, eradicating the massive weapons Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan cheaply and at one stage, it appeared as if Pakistan’s middle-order would but once more be uncovered early.

Nonetheless, that was to not be as half-centuries from Shan Masood (52*) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51) took them to a aggressive complete of 159/8. Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya picked up three wickets every. India in reply misplaced their openers early and had been reeling at 31/4 earlier than Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) steadied the ship with a 113-run stand for the fifth wicket. Kohli remained unbeaten until the very finish and scored 82 runs off 53 balls.

Here is how the T20 World Cup 2022 Factors Desk stands in Teams 1 and a pair of 

Group 1

TEAMS MATCHES WON LOST TIED N/R POINTS NRR
NEW ZEALAND 1 1 0 0 0 2 4.450
SRI LANKA  1 1 0 0 0 2 2.467
ENGLAND 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.620
AFGHANISTAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.620
IRELAND 1 0 1 0 0 0 -2.467
AUSTRALIA 1 0 1 0 0 0 -4.450

Group 2

TEAMS MATCHES WON LOST TIED N/R POINTS NRR
INDIA 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.050
PAKISTAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.050

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