The points that matter
- Australia’s 40-run DLS loss eliminated them from the Champions Trophy. It’s the second tournament in row the two-time champions have failed to progress from the group stage.
- Australia’s loss means Bangladesh advance to the semi-finals for the first time alongside the undefeated England.
- Ben Stokes is the best player in the world right now. The allrounder bashed out a breathtaking unbeaten 102 from 109 balls with 13 fours and two sixes. He was so good Shane Warne said it looked like he was having a net out in the middle.
- India and South Africa square off at The Oval on Sunday where the loser will be knocked out.
- Whichever way the result goes, three of the four 2015 World Cup semi-finalists will not feature in the final four of this competition.
The tweet of the day
This man doesn’t tweet out praise to opposition players very often, so when he does it must be pretty special. Spoiler: It was!
That was a ridiculous shot by @benstokes38 off Cummins. One of the best shots I've seen for a while!👌— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 10, 2017
The pic of the day
Adam Zampa was left mystified as to how to remove Ben Stokes or Eoin Morgan.
Pic of the day (II)
“Finchy, you’re going home,” was a popular chant directed toward Australia’s opening batsman during England’s innings
The stat of the day
Australia have not won a Champions Trophy match since their 2009 final victory in South Africa against New Zealand. While it’s only six matches, and three were washed out, it’s shocking to think the last time Australia won a Champions Trophy match Ricky Ponting was the captain, Tim Paine was the wicketkeeper, Nathan Hauritz was the specialist spinner and Peter Siddle opened the bowling!
What’s up next?
With Group A sorted, attention now turns to Group B. The final two matches of the group stage are effectively quarter-finals. The No.1-ranked team in the world South Africa face defending champions India at The Oval before giant-killers Sri Lanka and Pakistan meet on Monday in Cardiff.
Champions Trophy 2017 Guide
Squads: Every Champions Trophy nation
2 June – New Zealand v Australia, No Result
4 June – India beat Pakistan by 124 runs
5 June – Australia v Bangladesh, No Result
6 June – England beat New Zealand by 87 runs
11 June – India v South Africa, The Oval (D)
12 June – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff (D)
14 June – First semi-final (A1 v B2), Cardiff (D)
15 June – Second semi-final (A2 v B1), Edgbaston (D)
18 June – Final, The Oval (D)
19 June – Reserve day (D)