Australia’s and England’s hopes still alive in the T20 World Cup

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The match between Australia and England was wiped out by rain yesterday.

As a result, ICC will now be refunding all the ticket money back to the 40,000-50,000 people who had purchased them.

This match was a sort of decider for both of these teams because a loss for either side would have meant that any of them would be sent home packing.

But, with the rain playing spoilsport yesterday, both Australia and England still have a fighting chance to seal their semi-final spots.

The Super 12 stage is almost at an end now and all the teams must win their remaining matches to advance to the semis.

Australia must win their last two matches against Afghanistan and Ireland to get a good NRR.

Still, Australia is not out of the deep waters.

If England manages to beat both New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Australia will be out of the tournament in no time.

Sri Lanka will need to beat both England and New Zealand along with Afghanistan to grab a semi-final spot.

Said Aaron Finch after the rain-soaked game,

That’s as wet as I’ve ever seen it at this stadium.

Adding further, he said,

It’s more about player safety. If you’re trying to run out there it will be real issue. Everyone was here to play, ready to go and a great turnout, it’s disappointing not to get on.

Australia’s next match is against Ireland in Brisbane, but there too the weather doesn’t look too promising on Monday.

Rain has been a complete spoilsport in this T20 World Cup.

The game against Ireland and Afghanistan was also washed away.

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