T20 World Cup Group 1 Points Table: Ireland stuns England, rises above Australia


Ireland stunned England by five runs (D/L Method) in a T20 World Cup Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday and opened up the competition in Group 1.

The win took the Irish (3) above host Australia (5) on the points table, and now five out of the six teams in the group have two points each.

England faced its first defeat in the tournament on Wednesday after it beat Afghanistan by five wickets in its opener. Meanwhile, Australia got its campaign back on track on Tuesday after thumping Sri Lanka by seven wickets and 21 balls to spare and salvaged its Net Run Rate to an extent, after a 89-run defeat to New Zealand had dented it significantly.

Ireland registered its first win on Wednesday after being trounced by Sri Lanka by nine wickets on Sunday.

Team Played Won Lost Points NRR
New Zealand 1 1 0 2 4.450
Sri Lanka 2 1 1 2 0.450
England 2 1 1 2 0.144
Ireland 2 1 1 2 -1.068
Australia 2 1 1 2 -1.555
Afghanistan 1 0 1 0 -0.620


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