Dubai, Nov 7: New Zealand’s campaign in the tournament has been characterised by how disciplined, clinical and calm they have been. And it was another such performance, set up by the fast bowlers that sealed an eight-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi.
The win took them to eight points, with four wins from five matches. It confirmed a top-two place in the group for them, along with Pakistan, as the two teams join England and Australia from the other group in the semi-finals.
The result ended the semi-final hopes of India, who play their final match on Monday, as well as Afghanistan. The second match of the day, between Pakistan and Scotland, will confirm who finishes first in the group.