The quarter-final line-ups for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 were decided on Sunday after West Indies beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan successfully negotiated the Ireland threat.

Sunday’s end India finished on the top of Pool B, followed by South Africa at two, Pakistan at three and West Indies at four. Ireland, who too won three games in the tournament were out on basis of net run-rate.

In the Pool A, whose last match was on Saturday, New Zealand, who too like India won all their matches, ended at the top spot, followed by Australia at two, Sri Lanka at three and Bangladesh at four. Bangladesh sealed it last week after they won against England last week and their qualification meant a goodbye to the game’s inventors and three-time World Cup finalists England.

World Champions of 1996, Sri Lanka will take on South Africa on Wednesday at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), while in a clash of neighbours India face Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday. On Friday, four-times champion and co-hosts Australia face the volatile Pakistan at Adelaide Oval and on Saturday, in the last of quarter-finals, co-hosts New Zealand take on West Indies.

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