Proteas into next round at T20 World Cup after Sri Lanka, Nepal washout

Proteas into next round at T20 World Cup after Sri Lanka, Nepal washout

The Proteas have officially qualified for the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup after the fixture between Sri Lanka and Nepal was abandoned due to rain in Florida.

Aiden Markram's charges have a perfect record so far at the global tournament having won all three of their matches in New York to sit on six points in the group.

Bangladesh are in pole position to join the Proteas in the next round having won one of their opening two encounters.

Sri Lanka are almost certain to miss out on the Super 8s unless a string of results go their way while Nepal's chances of qualification also took a hit after the washout in Florida.

While they do have a perfect record, the Proteas have not been convincing in their victories, coming on the right side in low-scoring encounters against Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Bangladesh.

The Proteas have though played all their matches in New York, where the pitch has come in for plenty of criticism for favouring the bowlers.

They will now move onto St Vincent and Grenadines in the Caribbean for their final group match against Nepal on Saturday.

The top-order batters especially will be keen to spend some quality time in the middle as they look forward to what will be tough encounters in the next round of the competition.

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