New Zealand qualify for CWC2019 semi-finals


New Zealand have confirmed their place in the semi-finals of theĀ  ICC Men's Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 . The qualification of the Black Caps was dependent on whether Pakistan - trailing New Zealand by two points in the standings - could pull off a win of monstrous proportions against Bangladesh in their final group match at Lord's on Friday, with Net Run Rate to then separate the sides. Pakistan batted first, setting Bangladesh a target of 316. To then book a place in the semi-finals, Pakistan had to bowl Bangladesh out for seven or less to have their Net Run Rate climb over New Zealand's. Bangladesh passed seven from the 11th ball of their innings, a single from Tamim Iqbal off Mohammad Amir confirming a fourth consecutive semi-final for New Zealand at the Men's Cricket World Cup.