T20 WC: Can Pakistan Still Reach The Semi-Finals?

Geeta Kumar
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T20 World Cup 2022 Pakistan Team

In the T20 World Cup 2022, Pakistan faced defeat by one run in a thrilling match against Zimbabwe. After this embarrassing defeat, the journey ahead for Pakistan in the current T20 World Cup has become challenging.

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Significantly, the Pakistan team led by Babar Azam had to face defeat in the first match as well. Then he was defeated by arch-rivals India by four wickets in the match in Melbourne.

Pakistan Needs Luck Now

Pakistan’s team now has to play the remaining matches against South Africa, Netherlands and Bangladesh. Even if Pakistan wins all these three, its semi-final ticket will not be confirmed.

With Pakistan winning all three matches, it will also have to expect South Africa or Zimbabwe to lose two out of three matches. If South Africa or Zimbabwe win two matches each, then Pakistan will not be able to beat both, as Babar Brigade can reach six points after winning three matches.

..Last Year, India Also Had Such a Situation

South Africa has to play matches against India, Pakistan and Netherlands. On the other hand, Zimbabwe has to face India, Netherlands and Bangladesh. In such a situation, the fans of Pakistan must be praying that South Africa and Zimbabwe lose two matches each.

It’s not going to be easy, though. India had a similar situation in last year’s T20 World Cup and could not reach the semi-finals even after registering three consecutive victories.

Regarding the points table of Group 2, it is clear that India is the most prominent contender to reach the semi-finals. India has won both its matches played so far, due to which it has four points. India now has three matches to play, in which it is to compete with South Africa, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

They must win two of the following three matches to reach the semi-finals. South Africa and Zimbabwe also have three points in two matches, and both these teams remain in the race.

Such Was The PAK-Zimbabwe Match

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Zimbabwe’s team scored 130 runs for eight wickets. Sean Williams scored 31 runs in 28 balls, which included three fours. At the same time, captain Craig Irwin and Brad Evans played an innings of 19-19 runs.

For Pakistan, fast bowler Mohammad Wasim took four wickets for 24 runs. On the other hand, spinner Shadab Khan took three wickets with 23 runs.

The Pakistani team could score only 129 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Shan Masood scored 44, and Mohammad Nawaz scored 22 runs. Player of the match for Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza, took three wickets for 25 runs. At the same time, Brad Evans dismissed two players.

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