India's match against Canada abandoned

South Africa win thriller against Nepal

REUTERS June 16, 2024
India captain Rohit Sharma admits playing in USA is not easy. Photo: AFP


India's T20 World Cup group match against Canada in Lauderhill, Florida was washed out on Saturday, after rain in the morning left the Central Broward Park stadium with wet patches in the outfield. With the match abandoned, India progressed to the Super Eight stage as the top team in Group A with seven points from four matches. Canada, already eliminated, finished their campaign with three points.

South Africa grabbed a dramatic last ball victory over Nepal in Kingstown when Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen combined to run out Gulsan Jha off the final ball to win by a run and maintain their unbeaten record.

Nepal, replying to South Africa's 115 for seven, needed eight runs off the final over. Jha swiped a four over cover and with two runs needed off the final ball and one for a super over he took off for a single.

De Kock's throw rebounded off the batsman and Klaasen threw down the stumps at the bowler's end.

New Zealand, already eliminated after losing to Afghanistan and the West Indies, took full advantage of conditions more akin to the old Carisbrook rugby and cricket ground in Dunedin than a Caribbean venue to thrash Uganda by nine wickets at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.

The New Zealand bowlers got the ball to swerve, cut and spin throughout to dismiss Uganda for 40, only one more than they scored against West Indies in Georgetown which was the joint lowest score at a T20 World Cup. New Zealand reached their target from a little more than 5 overs.

The victory was no consolation for a disappointing tournament and the Black Caps will now fly home whatever the result of their final group match against Papua New Guinea on Monday.

The result for New Zealand surprised the fans and critics who ere expecting them to do tremendously well in the ICC event.

Meanwhile, ace New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult announced on Saturday that this T20 World Cup is his last mega event that he is participating. Boult has been planning his retirement from international cricket.


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