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ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 8 June after NZ vs AFG & SL vs BAN; Afghanistan DEFEATED New Zealand by 84 Runs | New Zealand vs Afghanistan | Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

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ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table: What a win this has been! Afghanistan have produced another setback in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 as they demolished New Zealand by a massive 84 runs in Match number 14 (Group C). Now with two wins on the bounce, Afghanistan keeps seated atop the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table, the details of which are provided later in the article.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 8 June; Afghanistan DEFEATED New Zealand by 84 Runs | New Zealand vs Afghanistan
Afghanistan produced an upset as they defeated New Zealand by 84 runs. | Image: ICC/Getty Image

Afghanistan vs New Zealand Match Summary

Batting first, Afghanistan rode on the back of a solid partnership between their openers – Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, which led them to a 159-run total in 20 overs. Gurbaz played a fantastic knock of 80 runs in 56 deliveries, including five fours and as many sixes. Ibrahim Zadran, on the other hand, played second fiddle to Gurbaz and scored 44 runs in 41 deliveries.

Azmatullah, one down, played a 22-run knock following which Afghanistan couldn’t hold its nerves and lost wickets on clusters. Kiwi pacers Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult rattled the Afghan middle order to prevent any further damage on the tricky surface at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

It was going to be a not-so-easy kind of chase for the Kiwis, with 160 runs on the board. Further, the chase was made difficult by the New Zealand batters, who just looked to heave from ball one.

The demolition began with Fazalhaq Farooqi dismissing Finn Allen, who went for an awkward slog in the first ball of the innings. He then went on to pick Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell inside the powerplay.

Afghanistan were off to a brilliant start and they were just required to continue exerting pressure and the duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi did exactly what was required of them. The two accounted for the wickets of Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips and Michael Bracewell in 10 overs of the play.

With already seven wickets down, New Zealand were at the score of 53 runs and a defeat was on the cards for them. To make it even harsher, Nabi and Rashid went on to pick the remaining three wickets in just a matter of the next 5 overs and restricted New Zealand to a meagre 75-run score in the loss of 10 wickets.

Afghanistan produced an upset, which will haunt the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand for a long time as they suffered a defeat by 84 runs.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Match Summary

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets. | Image: ICC/Getty Image

Another fixture has turned out to be a low-scoring affair in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This time between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 124 runs in 20 overs. Opener Prathum Nissanka played a fine knock of 47 runs in 28 deliveries which included seven fours and a six.

Sri Lanka got a few handy knocks as well in between the innings – Dhananjaya de Silva scored 21 runs off 26 deliveries, and Asalanka and Angelo Mathews scored 19 and 16 runs respectively, which propelled Sri Lanka to a score of 124 runs.

It was a low total, but Sri Lanka made Bangladesh toil hard for that easy win as well. The Lankans got off to a good start as they removed both the Bangladeshi openers in just 6 runs. They further picked up Bangladesh skipper Najmul Shanto for seven runs. Bangladesh were three down at 28 runs in 5.2 overs.

To rescue the team, Litton Das and Towhid Hridoy paired and stitched a match-defining 63-run partnership. The two batters took Bangladesh’s score to 91 runs, but again this was not the end of the innings.

The fixture saw a twist as Sri Lanka removed both the set batters. Further to push pressure, they scalped the wickets of Shakib al Hasan and the other batters. However, Mahmudullah kept his nerves until the end to take his side over the rope bu 2 wickets in a low-scoring thriller.

Let’s take a look at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 8 June after NZ vs AFG & SL vs BAN fixtures – T20 World Cup 2024:

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table Updated on 8 June; Afghanistan DEFEATED New Zealand by 84 Runs | New Zealand vs Afghanistan
Afghanistan restricted New Zealand to a total of 75 runs | Image: ICC/Getty Image

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

Group A Points Table

POSTEAMSPWLDPTSNRR
1United States of America220040.626
2India110023.065
3Canada21102-0.274
4Pakistan101000.000
5Ireland20200-1.712
ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

Group B Points Table

POSTEAMSPWLDPTSNRR
1Scotland210030.736
2Australia110021.950
3Namibia21102-0.309
4England100010.000
5Oman20200-0.975
ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

Group C Points Table

POSTEAMSPWLDPTSNRR
1Afghanistan220045.225
2West Indies110020.411
3Uganda21102-2.952
4Papua New Guinea20200-0.434
5New Zealand10100-4.200
ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

Group D Points Table

POSTEAMSPWLDPTSNRR
1South Africa110021.048
2Netherlands110020.539
3Bangladesh110020.379
4Nepal10100-0.539
5Sri Lanka20200-0.777
ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

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