In the T20 World Cup, India missed out on a hat-trick of victory. South Africa beat India by 5 wickets. With this win, India has slipped from the first place to the second position. India still has two matches left in the group stage, which will be played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
If India has to reach the semi-finals, then India will have to win two matches directly. Let us understand, all the mathematics of the semi-finals.
South Africa is on top
South Africa is currently at the top of Group 2. South Africa has played three matches in the World Cup so far, in which one match has been canceled and India has won two matches.
South Africa currently have 5 points from 3 matches. If South Africa manages to win either of the two upcoming matches, it will comfortably advance to the semi-finals.
India is second
India is in second place in Group 2. India has played 3 matches so far in which India has won two and lost one. India currently have 4 points from 3 matches.
India is yet to play Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. According to the reports, the match between India and Bangladesh may suffer due to rain.
If this happens then India will have to win their last match at any cost. The match between India and Bangladesh will be played on November 2 and the match between India and Zimbabwe will be played on November 6.
Pakistan can also reach semi-finals
Although it is very difficult for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals, but anything can happen in this short format of cricket. Pakistan will first have to win both their remaining matches and then hope that India and South Africa lose their remaining matches. Anything can happen in cricket, just with the help of this line, Pakistan is still alive in this tournament.