The ICC World Cup 2011 schedule had an important India vs Netherlands match today. Since the ICC World Cup 2011 schedule has been tight so far, the India vs Netherlands battle was the first chance for a team to reach the quarterfinals. Although the Indians had blown a lead to England a week earlier, they were still in line to officially advance out of Group B. In fact, they were now out of two teams left without a loss in the tournament, despite having a tie as well. As such, the ICC World Cup 2011 schedule will now have India in the next round, after their latest win.
The India vs Netherlands match pit a 2-0-1 country with one that hadn’t won in the tournament. Both teams had been in nail biters against England, yet the Dutch couldn’t come back to beat them, while the Indians were at least able to get a tie.
On paper, the ICC World Cup 2011 schedule had a lopsided pairing today. However, there has been room for surprises in the opening round, many of which have involved England. But in this case, the India vs Netherlands clash went just as expected, ending in a 5 wicket triumph for the favorites.
After their notable showing against the English, the Dutch went a lot more quietly in their next two losses. This one was barely any different, as they became the second 0-4 nation in the tournament, and remained the only winless team in Group B.
While their ICC World Cup 2011 schedule will end shortly, India goes on to the quarterfinals, with a 3-0-1 record. The victory also moved them back to sole possession of first place, as England is two points behind, while the West Indies and South Africa are tied for third.
Although the India vs Netherlands match went as easily as expected, the winners won’t be as lucky to end the first round. They wrap up Group B play with South Africa on Saturday, and the West Indies next Sunday. The Indians are just playing for seeding, while their opponents may be fighting for survival.
For the Dutch, their main goal in the ICC World Cup 2011 schedule is to avoid going 0-6. Their last chances come in battles with Bangladesh on March 14, and Ireland on March 18. Yet the Bangladesh will be desperate for a win to stay alive, while Ireland already proved themselves against England.
One co-host on the ICC World Cup 2011 schedule got a big win today. Tomorrow, fellow co-host Sri Lanka looks to take another step towards the second round, as they face off with Zimbabwe.
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