The Pakistan cricket team can still be in the semifinal, but how? Pakistan’s next match is against England on November 11.
PAKISTAN IN SEMIFINAL?
After a victorious performance against New Zealand in the last game, Pakistan held eight points in the tournament. In a match affected by rain at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Pakistan defeated New Zealand. Thanks to the daring opener Fakhar Zaman and captain Babar Azam, who upheld Pakistan’s chances of winning. Moreover, they maintained Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semifinal. Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs using the DLS method. With the same points as New Zealand and Afghanistan, Pakistan’s chances in the semifinal are still alive.
Despite recording their highest-ever World Cup total of 401/6, New Zealand lost the game. They have put themselves in a difficult situation in a difficult situation in the semifinal qualifying. Moreover, the New Zealand cricket team suffered their fourth straight loss.
Talking about the semifinal, India has already qualified for it followed by South Africa. Pakistan in semifinal of the World Cup 2023 is still a chance. Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semifinals have increased due to their crushing victory against New Zealand. Nevertheless, their net run rate was substantially not improved by the rain. Pakistan currently has eight points, tied with Afghanistan and New Zealand after the victory. They still need to defeat England by a huge margin and count on the outcomes of other teams.
On the other hand, the New Zealand cricket team finds itself in a difficult situation following their loss against Pakistan. They had the opportunity to secure the semifinal spot with a victory on Saturday. Regardless, they must now defeat Sri Lanka and monitor the outcomes and Net run rate of other teams. The other teams’ net run rates that New Zealand has to observe are Pakistan, Australia, and Afghanistan.