Sport is all about romance, the romance of the last minute, the romance of a last ball win, the romance of a nation rejoicing to it sporting team’s glory. But there is no greater romance than seeing an underdog reach the semi final of a global event, especially when they have never done that before, despite knocking on the door a zillion times.
Bangladesh have finally made their way through to an ICC World semi final, being aided by rain for sure, but just this time, let’s look at the result and not the process. They have been wanting this for long, they have been working for this for long and they have probably deserved this for longer than you would imagine.
Australia have every right to feel unlucky about this campaign, as rain took over their surge left, right and centre, and made it extremely difficult for them to pave their way through. But Champion sides find a way even when the odds are stacked against them, they take that one bit of opportunity that crops up and make merry, something that this Australian side was not able to do. With England tottering at 35/3 you would have expected Australia to power their way through to the semi finals, but Stokes and Morgan were adamant to not let their fiercest rivals taste the knockout fever.
England have Bangladesh have qualified from the ‘supposed’ group of death and we are in for two mouth watering ‘quarter finals’ in the next two days, with the biggest of them unfolding today.
India take on South Africa in what is probably the most high profile game of this Champions Trophy. featuring some of the biggest and the best stars in world cricket.
Let’s get to business now!
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