Commonwealth Bank Series just saw its 11th ODI with India thrashing Sri Lanka and gaining a bonus point to keep themselves alive in the game, with the hopes of being in the final if Australia can beat Sri Lanka in the final CB series league match.
How can India qualify for finals in CB Series?
If Sri Lanka loses to Australia in the last league match of CB Series, then India would qualify for the finals irrespective of the net run rate, because in the decider, it is the team which has beat the other team more number of times, qualifying for the finals. India has beaten Sri Lanka more number of times, so the only hope for India would be to see Australia winning against Sri Lanka.
How can Sri Lanka qualify for the finals in CB Series?
It’s a victory needed for them, if not victory then at least a tie because they are on 15 points with India, and a tie too would get them 2 points, and a win 4 points.
A match was tied between India and Sri Lanka, due to which Sri Lanka got 2 points, along with India who shared the same number of points. Australia leads the points table, and India would be facing Sri Lanka in the next match, where the possibilities would go both the ways.
Here is the points table: