What have we learned from the Black Caps' World Cup cricket campaign so far? Andrew Alderson compiles a First XI of observations after their win in Taunton.

1. The semifinal-o-meter

Three wins from three is a top-of-the-table platform. Let's extrapolate: The first of three heavyweight contests comes against India on Thursday. A win against them, or against their final round robin opponents Australia and England, plus two wins out of three in the South Africa-West Indies-Pakistan stretch should guarantee a semifinal spot. Surely that's realistic?

New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Tom Latham leave the pitch. Photo / Getty
New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Tom Latham leave the pitch. Photo / Getty

2. New Zealand are yet to set a total

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Each game has seen New

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