A series of poor performances had ensured that by Tuesday, all of India knew the answer to a math puzzle that would decide Team India’s fate at the World T20. To grab a place in the semi-finals, first India had to do its bit and then, wait in hope that Australia would.
Well, Australia played its part by comprehensively beating the West Indies by six wickets – bundling them out for 105 in 19 overs and cruising to a win with 22 balls to spare – but India had already been knocked out of the tournament by then.
A five-wicket defeat to Lanka, who first crossed 143 to knock India out of the tournament and then added insult to injury by winning the match with a six off the last ball. The win secured Lanka a berth in the semi-finals. Read full story from publisher