World T20 Group Tables 2014: Latest Super 10s Standings, Top Batsmen and Bowlers

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World T20 Group Tables 2014: Latest Super 10s Standings, Top Batsmen and Bowlers
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Monday's Group 1 fixtures in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh could not have been more different. 

The first of the day was a true classic between New Zealand and a victorious South Africa, who won by only two runs in Chittagong.

South Africa set a target of 170 and the Kiwis looked favourites going into the final over needing only seven to win.

However, Dale Steyn took two wickets and ran out Ross Taylor on the last ball of the game to hand South Africa their first win of the tournament.

Sri Lanka crushed the Netherlands by nine wickets in the second game of the day.

The Netherlands were bowled out for a record-low score of 39 off just 10.3 overs, and Sri Lanka chased it down in five overs for the loss of only Kusal Perera.

Read on for updates of the Super 10 standings and a look at the best bowlers and batsmen.

 

Super 10 Standings

Group 1
Team Won Tied Lost Points
Sri Lanka 2 0 0 4
New Zealand 1 0 1 2
South Africa 1 0 1 2
England 0 0 1 0
Netherlands 0 0 1 0

ESPNcricinfo

Group 2
Team Won Tied Lost Points
India 2 0 0 4
Pakistan 1 0 1 2
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0
West Indies 0 0 1 0
Australia 0 0 1 0

ESPNcricinfo

 

Top Batsmen

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The top scorer for the day was South Africa's JP Duminy who hit a magnificent 43-ball 86 not out against New Zealand and was recognised as man of the match. 

His knock included 10 fours and 3 sixes and is the second highest score of the tournament so far, only Umar Akmal's 94 on Sunday eclipses it, per ESPNcricinfo.

Along with Hashim Amla's 41, it was Duminy's innings that pushed South Africa to a respectable total that they were able to defend narrowly.

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In response to South Africa's score, Taylor produced the other notable batting performance of the day.

He scored 62 runs off 37 balls and nearly dragged New Zealand over the line, scuppered only by the quality of Steyn's bowling.

Four fours and three sixes were not quite enough and Taylor tweeted his disappointment after the game but included some classy praise for his opposition: 

The two sides are now tied on points with one win apiece in Group 1 and will likely be fighting for second place behind an impressive Sri Lankan side. 

 

Top Bowlers

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Steyn's was the standout bowling performance of the day, and there was some incredulity that his spell against New Zealand was not rewarded with the man-of-the-match award, including form The Daily Telegraph's Jonathan Liew:

However, his figures of 4-17 off four overs are the best figures of the tournament so far, per ESPNcricinfo.

Had it not been for his last-over bowling, South Africa would likely have lost on Monday and would have been effectively out of the competition having already been downed by Sri Lanka.

Other notable performers came in the Sri Lankan attack who skittled a lacklustre Netherlands lineup for a pitiful 39 runs.

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Angelo Mathews did the early damage with his right-arm fast-medium and ended with figures of 3-16 from four overs.

The deadly paring of Lasith Malinga's pace and Ajantha Mendis' tricky spin finished the Netherlands off in 10.3 overs. Malinga finished with figures of 2-5 off two overs, while Mendis took 3-12 off 2.3 overs. 

The Dutch will have to up their game considerably if they want to have any chance of competing against the likes of New Zealand, South Africa and England. Any repeat of today's performance and they could be in for a highly embarrassing tournament.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka could effectively wrap up qualification to the knockout stages with a win in their next fixture against England on Thursday.

Their huge win over the Netherlands has given them a massive net run-rate which could prove key.

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