Pakistan beat Bangladesh, a team out of the race to the semi-finals; What are Pakistan’s expectations?

PAK vs BAN, World Cup 2023: Pakistan cricket team has finally registered its third win in the World Cup 2023 after four consecutive defeats. India defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets and with this the journey of Bangladesh team has ended. However, there are still two matches left for them but they have no chance for the semi-finals now. Pakistan, on the other hand, have given themselves one last hope with this win, but it is very difficult. Pakistan achieved the target of 205 runs by losing 3 wickets in the 33rd over.

How was the match?
Earlier, Bangladesh’s first innings was reduced to 204 runs. Shaheen Afridi took three wickets for Pakistan. Mohammed Shami also took three wickets. Apart from these two, Haris Rauf got two successes. Mahmudullah scored the highest 56 runs for Bangladesh. In reply, Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafiq scored 81 and 68 runs respectively to give Pakistan a strong start of 128 runs. As a result, Pakistan won the match.

Pakistan’s net run rate increased
This was Pakistan’s third win in the tournament and it gives them 6 points. Now Pakistan cricket team has also got lead in net run rate in the points table. The net run rate of the team has also improved. Before this match, Pakistan’s net run rate was -0.387. Now after this victory, the net run rate of the team has become -0.02. Pakistan is at fifth position in the table with 6 points. Team India is on top of the points table with 12 points and 0 losses. South Africa is in second place with 6 points from five matches. New Zealand and Australia have won 4-4 out of 6 matches and both have 8-8 points. New Zealand is at third, Australia at fourth and South Africa at fifth.

What is the equation for Pakistan in the semi-finals?
Pakistan’s first win was against the Netherlands, while the second was against Sri Lanka. After that now Pakistan has got its third victory. India is currently on top with 6 points. In such a situation, if Pakistan wins the next two matches then it will get 10 points. If New Zealand and Australia lose all their next matches, both will be left with 8 points each. In such a situation, Pakistan can make it to the semi-finals. Not only this, Pakistan will also have to wish for the defeat of Afghanistan.