Cricket World Cup 2019 permutations: how Pakistan can qualify for the semi-finals

With two spots for the knockout stages still available a look at which teams can still reach the last four and what they need to do

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The fight to qualify for the knockout stages of the Cricket World Cup has led to a thrilling final week of action at the tournament in England and Wales.

Australia, India and hosts England are through to the semi-finals. Either New Zealand or Pakistan will take the final spot.

New Zealand are strong favourites to take fourth place. Pakistan can draw level with them with on Friday if they beat Bangladesh, but the Black Caps have a stronger run rate.

These are the permutations in the World Cup qualifying process ahead of Thursday's match between West Indies and Afghanistan in Leeds.

1. Australia

Played 8

Points 14

Net run rate 1.000

The defending champions were the first team to guarantee a place in the last four.

2. India

Played 8

Points 13

NRR 0.811

The 1983 and 2011 champions are the second team through to the knockout stages following their win over Bangladesh on Tuesday.

3. England

Played 9

Points 12

NRR 1.152

The hosts are through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1992 after beating New Zealand in their final group game on Wednesday. They are assured of third place in the standings and will face either Australia or India on July 11 at Edgbaston for a place in the final on July 14.

4. New Zealand

Played 9

Points 11

NRR 0.175

Despite losing their final three group games the Black Caps are in the semi-finals. They will be up against either Australia or India at Old Trafford on July 9.

5. Pakistan

Played 9

Points 11

NRR -0.430

Pakistan needed to beat Bangladesh by 316 runs to reach the knockout stages, given their inferior run rate to New Zealand. They failed to do that, only winning by 94 runs and their hopes of qualification came to an end.

6. Sri Lanka

Played 8

Points 8

NRR -0.934

Sri Lanka cannot qualify following England's win over New Zealand on Wednesday.

7. Bangladesh

Played 8

Points 7

NRR -0.195

Bangladesh cannot qualify following their loss to India on Tuesday.

8. South Africa

Played 8

Points 5

NRR -0.080

South Africa cannot qualify

9. West Indies

Played 9

Points 5

NRR -0.225

West Indies cannot qualify

10. Afghanistan

Played 9

Points 0

NRR -1.322

Afghanistan cannot qualify