Pakistan’s last match in the World Cup is against England today, November 11. New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka and made it difficult for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals.
In the 42nd match of the World Cup, South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets.
Pakistan have played 8 matches so far, won 4 and lost 4 with 8 points and a run rate of 0.036.
If they win the match against England, the points of Pakistan and New Zealand will be equal, but there will be a possibility of getting out on average.
After New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in the World Cup match, the chances of Pakistan reaching the semi-finals are very low.
There is a chance if Pakistan scores 400 runs against England, Pakistan will have to bat first in the match against England. If Pakistan scores 300 runs by batting first, then England will have to be dismissed for 13.
To reach the semi-finals, Pakistan will have to win by a margin of 287 runs.
If England bat first, Pakistan will have to achieve the target in 3.4 overs.
Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has said that we have a net run rate plan in our mind, we will go after it, if Fakhar plays 20 or 30 overs, then we can achieve this net run rate.
Pakistan have played 8 matches so far, won 4 and lost 4 with 8 points and a run rate of 0.036. Pakistan not only have to win their match but also have to cross the unattainable run rate which seems impossible. The way records are being broken and made in the World Cup, nothing can be said definitively until the matches are completed. New Zealand have scored 10 points from their 9 matches with 5 wins and 4 losses and a run rate of 0.743. Afghanistan have also crashed out of the semi-final race with a poor run rate of minus 0.339 after winning 4 out of 9 and losing 5.
South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets. In the match being played at the Ahmedabad Cricket Stadium, the Afghanistan team was bowled out for 244 runs in the allotted 50 overs.
Afghanistan team’s Azmatullah remained unbeaten with 97 runs while Rahmat Shah and Noor Ahmed scored 26 and 26 runs respectively. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 25 runs, Ibrahim Zadran scored 15 runs and Rashid Khan scored 14 runs. Quetza of South Africa took 4 wickets, Keshu Maharaj and Ngidi took 2 and 2 wickets respectively while Philokwayo took 1 wicket. It was the 9th match between Afghanistan and South Africa in the World Cup, South Africa has qualified for the semi-finals while Afghanistan has won 4 matches and is at the sixth position on the points table.