World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finals

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finalsWorld Cup 2019: England grabbed the third spot in the semi-finals after their massive 119-run victory over New Zealand and will now face either Australia or India in the World Cup 2019 knockouts.advertisement Rohan Sen July 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 12:58 IST England registered their sixth win in nine games while New Zealand suffered their third successive loss in (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992New Zealand look the most-likely to join Australia, India and England in the semis despite their lossEngland will now face either Australia or India in the last four of the World Cup 2019England produced yet another clinical performance against a hapless New Zealand side on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time after 1992, virtually knocking out Pakistan from the race to qualify for the last four of this edition.The hosts rode on yet another superb batting performance from the likes of Jonny Bairstow (106), Jason Roy (60) and captain Eoin Morgan (42) to post 305 for 8 on the board. Mark Wood and company then ran through the Kiwi batting lineup to bundle the opposition out for 186 in 45 overs with Wood grabbing 3 wickets.The win not only saw England clinch third place in the points table but also massively improved their net run rate. It was their sixth win in nine games while New Zealand suffered their third successive loss in the tournament.ICC WORLD CUP 2019 POINTS TALLYThree teams are now in the last-four. New Zealand look the most-likely to join Australia, India and England.Here is how the points table looks now after 41 group games with one final semi-final spot up for grabs. India Today PhotoPAKISTAN VIRTUALLY KNOCKED OUTFor Pakistan, the equation has become very tough and they are all but out of the race for the semis. Pakistan are placed 5th with 9 points from 8 matches. They have a negative net run rate of -0.792 while New Zealand who are sitting 4th with 11 points from 9 matches have a positive net run rate of +0.175 even after their loss to England.For Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team to qualify, they need to bat first and beat Bangladesh by atleast 311 runs if they post 350 on the board, or beat them by 316 runs if they post 400 on the board or win by 321 runs if they manage a total of 450.advertisementIf Pakistan bowl first then they will be knocked out even before the first ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday. New Zealand meanwhile, will qualify if Bangladesh beat Pakistan on Friday. They will also qualify if Bangladesh lose by a lesser margin than the ones mentioned in the scenarios above.Also Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetAlso Read | Never depend on others: Fans heartbroken as Pakistan’s World Cup semi-final chances all but overFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup Points Table Nextlast_img read more

CBI registers case against nine including customs official in gold smuggling case

first_imgKochi: The anti-corruption wing of the CBI here has registered a case against nine people, including a customs official, in connection with a gold smuggling case through the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, credible information was received by the Anti-Corruption Branch in Kochi that Radhakrishnan, Superintendent, Customs, Air Intelligence, Thiruvananthapuram Airport and eight others entered into a criminal conspiracy and smuggled out gold worth several crores of rupees from April 27 to May 13 this year through the airport. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCIn the FIR filed in the Special CBI Court in Thiruvananthapuram, the CBI said Sunil Kumar and Sareena Shaji in connivance with Radhakrishnan tried to smuggle out 25 kg of gold bars valued more than Rs 8.17 crore through the airport on May 13 without paying any customs duty. They were intercepted by personnel of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), who recovered the gold from Kumar’s possession. The CBI said the other accused persons Vishnu Somasundaram, M Biju, Veneetha Ratnakumari, Abdul Hakkim, Rasheed P K and Prakashan Thampi “played important roles in the conspiracy”. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThey procured the gold bars at Dubai, transported the same to Thiruvananthapuram through carriers, smuggled the gold out of the airport, sold it through jewellery shops, the CBI added. The CBI alleged the accused persons conspired among themselves and furtherance of the conspiracy smuggled gold bars valued at several crores of rupees, including the gold bars weighing 25 kg seized by DRI on May 13. Their crime constitutes the commission of cognisable offences punishable Indian Penal Code Section 120B read with 420, and Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018). Biju, a lawyer, who is the prime accused in the case, had surrendered before the officials of the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at its office here on Friday. Earlier, Radhakrishnan was arrested in the state capital for allegedly helping the gold smugglers. The DRI sleuths had arrested him on suspicion that he had a prior knowledge of an attempt by two people from Dubai to smuggle in gold. The two, who arrived here from the Gulf nation earlier this month, were nabbed for an attempt to smuggle in 25 kg gold worth over Rs eight crore. Earlier this week, the DRI had submitted in the Kerala High Court that smuggling of gold into the country was threatening its economic well-being.last_img read more