Semi-finals of the World Cup. Scenarios

LONDON: India joined reigning champions Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup with a 28-race win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday.


The loss ended the Tigers' hopes of a place in the last four, as Sri Lanka, South Africa, the West Indies and Afghanistan previously could not get out of the 10 round robin phase.

Tuesday's result left hosts England, New Zealand and Pakistan competing for the two remaining semifinals on offer.


Teams receive two points for a win and one point for a draw or no result.

If both sides are level in points at the end of the group phase, the one that has won the most games will pass.

If they remain level, the side with the higher net execution rate advances. In the unlikely event that they can not be separated yet, the result of their confrontation between them will be a tie-breaker.

Qualification scenarios for New Zealand, England and Pakistan

Remaining party of the group:

July 3: New Zealand v England

The victory over the hosts of the tournament would send the 2015 losing finalists to the last four again.

Even if they join Pakistan by 11 points, the likely higher net execution rate of New Zealand should still surpass them.

Remaining party of the group:

July 3: England v New Zealand

A victory over New Zealand would see the hosts of the tournament in the knockout phase.

But if they lose, England would depend on Pakistan not winning Bangladesh to qualify.

Remaining party of the group:

July 5: Pakistan v Bangladesh

Pakistan needs New Zealand to beat England and then beat Bangladesh to reach the semifinals.

The last game of the league stage will decide which team tops the table. If Australia beat South Africa in their last game, they will be at the top with 16 points; however, if India beat Sri Lanka and Australia loses their match, India will lead the table with 15 points.