Bengaluru (EMS). With the victory in the match against New Zealand here, Pakistan cricket team has the possibility of reaching the semi-finals. Currently, both Pakistan and New Zealand teams are at 4th and 5th position in the points table. Despite having equal points, New Zealand team is ahead due to better run average. His average is 0.398 net while Pakistan’s net run average is 0.36.
Now Pakistan has to play England in the next match in which its aim will be to register a big win. New Zealand will play against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, if Pakistan wants to qualify then they will have to win by 130 runs more than New Zealand’s win. If New Zealand wins against Sri Lanka by 50 runs, then Pakistan will need to beat England by 180 runs. Only then will she reach the semi-finals with a better net run rate.
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka can spoil Pakistan’s semi-final hopes. Even if Pakistan team wins against England, it is not possible for it to reach the semi-finals directly. Afghanistan are sixth in the points table with 4 wins from 7 matches. Their two upcoming matches are against Australia and South Africa. If either of them wins, Pakistan’s path will become difficult. Only if Afghanistan loses both the matches then Pakistan team will proceed towards the semi-finals. Will be able to go ahead. Apart from this, Pakistan will have to pray that the Sri Lankan team defeats New Zealand.
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