New Zealand is the first team to reach the semi-finals.
New Zealand became the first team to reach the T20 World Cup semi-finals with a victory over Ireland on Friday but Australia faces a wait to see if they will be staying in the tournament despite a nervy win over Afghanistan.
Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten half-century and spinner Adam Zampa took a crucial 2-22 as defending champions Australia later joined NZ on seven points after a win by just four runs over the Afghans at the same venue.
“Afghanistan played really well but luckily we managed to hold them back,” said Maxwell.
“We’ve put ourselves in this situation but hopefully the Sri Lankans can do the job for us.”
Williamson says communication is the key to success
“Often it’s very difficult to know exactly how a pitch is going to play until you start playing,” Kane Williamson said. “And then trying to be really clear with your communication, whether it’s as batters or a bowling unit. Make sure you’re getting around each other to report back and either identify what a competitive total is and what options are for some of your better ones to take. The same with the ball really.”
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