T20 World Cup: South Africa Faces Semi-Final Exit Despite 6 Wins: 2007 Repeat?

The Windies team has increased their net run rate and caused issues for the South Africa team after losing to England. Having won each of the first six games in this competition, the South African squad has not lost.

The Windies team has increased their net run rate and caused issues for the South Africa team after losing to England. Having won each of the first six games in this competition, the South Africa squad has not lost.

The West Indies team’s resounding 9-wicket victory over the USA in the Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 has made the competition between the two teams from Group 2 that will be able to advance to the semi-finals highly competitive. The Windies team was given a target of 129 runs in the game against America, which they quickly achieved in just 65 balls. After this significant victory, the Windies team’s net run rate significantly improved to 1.814.

South Africa team may repeat the story of 2007

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South Africa team may repeat the story of 2007
South Africa Cricket Team

South Africa, with a net run rate of 0.625 and four points, is presently leading the Super 8 round group in the points table. The African squad may still need to win their final game even though England and the West Indies are tied at 2-2. To guarantee their spot in the semi-finals, England must win their final Super 8 match against the US squad. The contest between South Africa and the West Indies will resemble a knockout. The African team’s participation in the T20 World Cup will come to an end if they lose this game.

Similar circumstances also happened to the South Africa side in the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup, as they were unable to go past the semifinals and had a sharp decline in net run rate following a crushing loss to the Indian squad. The African team won the World Cup after going undefeated in the group stage and went on to defeat England and New Zealand in the Super, but they were defeated by India by 37 runs to finish their championship run.

The match will be played between West Indies and South Africa

The match will be played between West Indies and South Africa
WI vs SA T20 World Cup 2024

The England team’s final match in the Super 8 Round Group 2 of the T20 World Cup 2024 will take place at the St. Lucia field on June 23 at 8 p.m. Indian time, while the West Indies and South Africa match will take place in Kingstown on June 24 at 6 a.m. Indian time.

Now Let’s Have a Look at  each team’s net run rate below

South Africa – +0.625 (4 points)

West Indies – +1.814 (2 points)

England – +0.412 (2 points)