By Liam Napier in Birmingham

Five key talking points from the Black Caps' six-wicket defeat to Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup.

Semifinals blown wide open

Permutations are such now that England are under serious heat to reach the knockout stages. Unbelievable, really, having begun rightful favourites as the world's top ranked, form side. It's fallen apart rather rapidly, losses to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia proving killer blows that leave England needing one win and one washout to progress with a superior run rate. That's what the hosts have almost been reduced to, hoping for a washout. India next becomes

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Australia daunting