Bangladesh's loss ensures India, England quarter-final berths
Bangladesh's humiliating 206-run defeat by South Africa in Dhaka today, ensured the passage of India and England into the World Cup quarter-finals.cricket Updated: Mar 20, 2011 16:02 IST
Bangladesh's humiliating 206-run defeat by South Africa in Dhaka on Saturday, ensured the passage of India and England into the World Cup quarter-finals.
With their win in Dhaka, South Africa finished as group toppers with 10 points from six matches while the remaining three positions will be determined Sunday after India-West Indies last Group B game.
A win against the West Indies will put India in the second spot with nine points. England will finish third with seven points and the West Indies will be fourth with six points, same as that of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh can only make the cut if the West Indies lose to India by a huge margin as the co-hosts have a net run rate of -1.361 while the Caribbeans have +1.650.
But if the West Indies win, they will finish second with eight points followed by India and England in third and fourth places.