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CT 2017: What will happen if both the games of Group B are washed out?

The table will look like this if rain becomes a spoilsport.

Virat Kohli of India
Virat Kohli of India leads the team off the field after being defeated by Sri Lanka. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Both India and South Africa were favourites to qualify for the semi-finals from Group B, but as it’s always been, Cricket is a game of chances and anything can happen in it. In last two days, we have witnessed two title contenders toppled by Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

India’s defeat against Sri Lanka has not only given Sri Lanka a chance to make it through to semi-finals but also, has opened the group where each team has a chance to make it through, only if rain doesn’t become spoilsport.

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We all know that this year’s Champions Trophy will be known more for its rain that the matches going all down to the wire. Weather reports suggest that rain hasn’t left England and make play a pivotal part in the qualification scenario.

What will happen if both the games of Group B are washed out?

After two games each, the Group B standings are as follows:

Teams               Played        Win       Loss      NRR
India                      2                 1            1         +1.272
South Africa         2                 1            1         +1.000
Sri Lanka               2                 1            1         -0.879
Pakistan                2                 1            1          -1.544

India will be playing against South Africa on Sunday (11th June) and if the game is washed out, Both teams will be sharing a point each.  On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be playing against Pakistan on Monday (12th June) and if the game is washed out, Both teams will be sharing a point each.

If remaining both the games are washed out, then India and South Africa will make it through the semi-finals. This is because; India and South Africa have a higher net run rate than Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The table will look like this if rain becomes a spoilsport.

Teams               Played        Win       Loss      No result       NRR
India                       3                  1             1                 1         +1.272
South Africa          3                  1              1                 1        +1.000
Sri Lanka                3                 1              1                 1           -0.879
Pakistan                 3                 1              1                 1          -1.544

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