Friday’s Over-50 World Cup fixtures confirmed
Wednesday’s final round of group games in the Over-50s Cricket World Cup have given us a clear picture of what fixtures we can expect on Friday.
The two semifinals were decided, with New Zealand topping Group A after a comfortable win against Canada to set up a mouthwatering clash against hosts South Africa at Western Province Cricket Club’s main field, the Wally Wilson Oval.
England, who were on the verge of elimination just on Monday, finished top of Group B after beating Wales and will face World Cup rookies the USA in the other semifinal at Claremont Cricket Club.
The other playoff matches will see India face Zimbabwe, whose defeat to Australia on Wednesday moved them off the top of Group A to third. The match will take place at Green Point CC.
Sri Lanka, who would have progressed to the semifinals if they had beaten the USA, will travel to Durbanville CC to face Pakistan, while the West Indies and UAE clash at the Vineyard Oval.
Pre-tournament favourites Australia, who bizarrely finished second last in Group A despite winning three games, face Wales at Rondebosch CC, while the two bottom sides, Namibia and Canada, square off at Cape Town CC.
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