T20 World Cup: India's semifinals qualification scenario in chase against Scotland

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli's team India earned its first win in the Super 12s on Wednesday over Afghanistan and kept itself alive in the semifinals race.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul during their 140-run partnership.   -  REUTERS

India earned its first points in the T20 World Cup 2021 after a comprehensive thrashing of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.

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SCENARIOS: India needs to finish in
-- 11.2 overs to get their NRR to +1.000
-- 8.5 overs to go past NZ's NRR
-- 7.1 overs to go past Afg's NRR
* if they score exactly 86

* India is currently playing Scotland

Virat Kohli's men thus remained in contention for the semifinals after picking themselves up from their defeats to Pakistan (by 10 wickets) and New Zealand (by 8 wickets) in Group 2.

India's 66-run win margin helped it to push its net run-rate (NRR) from -1.609 to the positive zone (+0.073). With Pakistan having sealed the top spot already, India will have to fight it out for the second berth with Afghanistan and New Zealand.

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The Kiwis, however, remain in the driver's seat despite their lower NRR in comparison to Afghanistan which is also on four points. Williamson and Co. have two matches pending - against Namibia in Sharjah and a potential 'knockout' game against Afghanistan on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

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India's remaining fixtures are slotted against Scotland and Namibia where it must fight for monumental wins to assure the possible best of six points and a healthy NRR.

Then if Afghanistan beats New Zealand, all three teams will finish on six points, where the NRR will come into play to decide the second semifinalist.
Group 2 - after IND's win over Scotland

New Zealand43106+1.277


India's remaining fixtures

Nov 5, India vs Scotland (Dubai)

Nov 8, India vs Namibia (Dubai)

New Zealand's remaining fixtures

Nov 7, New Zealand vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

Afghanistan's remaining fixtures

Nov 7, New Zealand vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

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