After Beating Bangladesh, Can Pakistan Reach the World Cup Semifinals?

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Pakistan’s Hopeful Path to World Cup Semifinals After Beating Bangladesh

In an exciting match, Pakistan triumphed over Bangladesh by seven wickets, marking their third win in the World Cup 2023. Although their chances of reaching the semifinals are considered slim, there’s still a glimmer of hope for Pakistan if they can secure victories in their remaining matches.

Here’s a closer look at how Pakistan can advance to the World Cup 2023 semifinals after their recent win.

Pakistan managed to break their losing streak against Bangladesh by chasing a target of 205. Fakhar Zaman’s 81 and Abdullah Shafique’s 68 ensured a comfortable victory for Pakistan, showcasing their resilience in the tournament. Their journey in the World Cup 2023 has been a rollercoaster ride, starting with losses to Sri Lanka and the Netherlands but now showing signs of a comeback.

Their performance with the ball was exceptional as well, with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim each picking up three wickets, and Haris Rauf claiming a brace. This collective effort restricted Bangladesh to a modest total of 204. Mahmudullah’s contribution of 56 runs was noteworthy for the Bangladeshi team.

With this win, Pakistan has accumulated six points in their World Cup tally. They have two crucial matches remaining against New Zealand and England. To secure a spot in the semifinals, Pakistan needs to emerge victorious in both of these games.

The simplest scenario for their qualification involves winning both matches and hoping that Australia and New Zealand lose all their remaining fixtures.

Additionally, Pakistan would benefit from Afghanistan winning no more than one game among their remaining three matches. This scenario would create an even playing field, with all teams holding eight points, and Pakistan advancing to the semifinals with 10 points.

Another possibility for Pakistan’s qualification would be if Australia and New Zealand each win one match. In this case, it becomes crucial for the Babar Azam-led side to ensure they secure significant victories, as all three teams would then be tied at 10 points, with run rates coming into play to determine the qualifiers.

Pakistan remains hopeful and focused on these potential routes to the World Cup 2023 semifinals.

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