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Will India's 413 be enough?

India beat Bermuda by 257 runs in the ICC World Cup after scoring a world cup record score of 413 but the question is will India be able to reach the Super 8 stage?

I think India were very fortunate in that Bermuda won the toss but then decided to field and India knowing that their fate could well be decided by run rate went on to score a superb 413 runs for the loss of five wickets. With two points on board now and a run rate of 2.5 India will have to beat Sri Lanka in order to stay in the Cup.

Bangladesh are playing Sri Lanka tomorrow and they can take comfort in the fact that their last match is against Bermuda. I don't think they will take the match against Sri Lanka's lightly though because a win will almost assure them of Super 8 stage.

On the other hand Sri Lanka has to beat Bangladesh because with their last match being against India, on paper this is the easier of the two matches.

Meanwhile in Group D, the West Indies reached the Super 8 stage after beating Zimbabwe by six wickets. Zimbabwe made the Windies work for the victory but in the end they could not stop Brian Lara's side from taking all the points. Now Zimbabwe will have to beat Pakistan in order to have a chance of reaching the next stage.

A gallant batting performance by India has kept India's World Cup campaign alive - hopefully their innings of 413 runs will be enough to see them advance to the Super 8 stage.

Simply put, they need a repeat performance against Sri Lanka.

I think this World Cup needs India in the Super Eights because that's the team with the greatest support. It would be very unfortunate if India was to exit the cup before the Super Eights because Pakistan is already out. I am not saying that either of Bangladesh or Sri Lanks but I just feel it would be good to have India in there.

Bangladesh lost by a big margin to SL today, so as it stands now, India should be in if they beat Sri Lanka...

I agree visible and I think Bangladesh shot themselves in the foot by losing to Sri Lanka by such a huge margin. Now all India needs is to beat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will need a world record win against Bermuda should India win. Having said that, Sri Lanka is in top form at the moment and India will need all its big guns to fire once again.

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