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Old October 24, 2006, 04:49 PM
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Group B Table
Sri Lanka31202-0.20
New Zealand21102+0.41
South Africa21102–0.09

Sri Lanka still in with a chance

Sri Lanka might still make it to the semi-finals.

For that to happen, though, Pakistan will need to win both their remaining matches, which will put them on top of the group with six points, leaving New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka with one win each. ...

In fact, South Africa's NRR is so marginally above Sri Lanka's that even a narrow defeat against Pakistan will be a huge setback - if, for example, Pakistan score 250 and South Africa lose by 30 runs, their NRR will still drop to -0.26.

For Sri Lanka to beat New Zealand's NRR, though, they'll need greater help from Pakistan. If Pakistan manage 250, they will have to restrict New Zealand to less than 189 for Sri Lanka to get through.

It's not the ideal situation for Mahela Jayawardene and his team, but it's hardly time yet to pack their bags and head home.

Source : cricinfo

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