England Qualified For Semis. Newzealand Lost The Match And Still Qualified For Semis

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Wednesday’s game between England and New Zealand brought Pakistan a huge disappointment. The host was able to defeat the Blackcaps comfortably and their win ended the 1992 champions’ chances of reaching the last four. In the current scenario, Australia, India, and England have qualified for the top 4. However, New Zealand is currently at number 4 and have ended their group stage campaign at 11 points. They should be the fourth semi-finalist unless Pakistan comes up with an unbelievable win against Bangladesh on Friday.

England buries Pakistan hopes to qualify

The host had ended their group stage with 12 points at number 3 on the points table. England scored 305 for 8 and then bowled out New Zealand for 186 in 45 overs. Interestingly, they have made it to their first semi-final after 1992.

Pakistan with 9 points from 8 matches is placed fifth in the points table. They remain the only team with a chance to enter the top-four. If they win against their Asian rival Bangladesh on Thursday, they will equal with the Kiwis on the basis of points but will still need a big margin of victory, let’s say a minimum of 308 runs to qualify.

Here are the possible scenarios

  • Beat Bangladesh by 311 runs after scoring 350.
  • Beat Bangladesh by 316 runs after scoring 400.
  • Beat Bangladesh by 321 runs after scoring 450.
  • Beat Bangladesh by 308 runs by restricting the team score less than 0 runs.

Nothing can be said until the game has a result. In fact, if they (Pak) bat first then have to score more than 308 runs, anything less than that would kick them out. Secondly, if Bangladesh chose to bat first and Pakistan are put to chase, then they will have to chase any target in less than 0 balls, which is never going to happen.

Let us check out what people think about this scenario

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