Pakistan in semi-finals of ICCT20 World Cup semi-finals by defeating Bangladesh by five wickets in Group Two.
Pakistan in semi-finals
The Green Shirts reached their target of 128 runs in the 19th over with five wickets down. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in Tuesday’s encounter in Adelaide, which did not go well. Bangladesh scored 127 runs in 20 overs for the cost of eight wickets.
Bangladesh was led by Najam Hussain Shanto’s 54 runs and Afif Hussain’s 24 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi grabbed four wickets for Pakistan, while Shadab Khan took two. To advance to the semi-finals, the Green Shirts must win this match.
Pakistani openers failed again
Pakistan’s tactic in the chase of 128 runs was defensive this time as well. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam seemed to struggle against the Bangladeshi bowlers. Pakistan reached 50 runs in the tenth over. Babar Azam has yet to play a meaningful inning in the World Cup. After scoring 25 runs off 33 balls in this match, Naseem Ahmed took a catch at the short third man in an effort to strike the ball. Muhammad Rizwan, who was given another opportunity after wicketkeeper Noorul Hasan dropped the catch, grabbed a catch from Ibadat Hussain in the following over. He scored 32 runs off 32 balls, including two fours and a six.
Mohammad Nawaz, who was sent one down due to the Bangladeshi spinners, appeared to be struggling as well. In an attempt to take an unneeded run, he scored four runs off 11 balls before being caught by a great throw from Latin Das.
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Mohammad Haris, who played a significant part in the team’s triumph over South Africa with his aggressive innings, was able to lift the team out of trouble in his second encounter at the World Cup. He scored 31 runs off 18 balls with two sixes and a four before being caught trying to smash the ball off Shakib Al Hasan.
Bangladesh’s batting line failed
Liton Das and Najamul Hussain Shanto of Bangladesh made a solid start to their innings. However, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is regaining his rhythm with each encounter, took the wicket early, like he did the previous match. Litan Das smashed Shaheen for a six off a short delivery but was caught two balls later by Shaan Masood.