Intercontinental Cup: India lose last group game to New Zealand
Mumbai: India suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their final league match of the Intercontinental Cup tournament. With six points from two earlier games, the Indian team still hold a chance to enter the final to be played on Sunday.
The home team had beaten Chinese Taipei and Kenya. If Kenya beat Chinese Taipei today, it will be a complicated calculation to decide who plays in the final.
India’s bright chances for entry in final
In that situation, all the three teams — India, Kenya and Chinese Taipei — will have six points each and head-to-head results will be considered and then the goal difference.
Since, India has a goal difference of plus 7 as against plus 1 of New Zealand, it has a big chance to make it to the final.