Teenage fast bowler Shaheen Afridi took six cheap wickets as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs, clocking up their fourth World Cup win in a row but narrowly missing out on the semi-finals.
Peter Handscomb could be jettisoned into Australia's team to face South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the World Cup and Glenn Maxwell injured in a horror net session.
West Indies won the battle of the Cricket World Cup's basement dwellers, beating Afghanistan by 23 runs in their final group match.
New Zealand expect star quick Lockie Ferguson to be fit for next Tuesday's likely semi-final date with Australia after being sidelined by a hamstring injury.
It's more fun to live in hope than be resigned to defeat, so here are seven reasons why the Black Caps can still win the Cricket World Cup and why last night's thrashing by England was not as bad as you think.
A cricketing miracle is required for the Black Caps to miss out on the semifinals at the Cricket World Cup.
England stormed into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992 after Jonny Bairstow's second consecutive century helped secure a 119-run victory over New Zealand.
Star bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the Black Caps' Cricket World Cup showdown against England.
All those late nights and the many hours spent on the couch investing in this Black Caps side are not going to dissolve into bitter disappointment - not yet anyway.
Otago back-up wicketkeeper Max Chu and former New Zealand under-19 team-mate Dale Phillips have been offered the Volts' final two contract spots.
Two promising young players have rounded out the Otago Volts' roster of contracted players for the coming season.
It was a day late and counted for little in the context of the Cricket World Cup, but there was no lack of tension as Sri Lanka fended off the West Indies by 23 runs today.
A spirited England ended India's unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup with a 31-run victory in a high-scoring group match to boost their semi-final prospects on Sunday.
The Black Caps are going to have to wait at least another three days to confirm their place in the Cricket World Cup semifinals.
The Black Caps had Australia cornered - wobbling, ducking, and desperately looking for a way out. Not only did the Aussies find their escape, they managed to turn the tables, and pummel NZ into submission.
Former NZ captain Daniel Vettori has pinpointed star seamer Trent Boult as the player who needs to step up if the Black Caps are to take down Australia at the Cricket World Cup.
A swarm of bees forced the players of South Africa and Sri Lanka to dive onto the ground during their World Cup clash in Durham.