India’s T20 World Cup victory against Bangladesh on Wednesday has handed Rohit Sharma’s squad a big boost in the race to the semi-finals. Pakistan vs Bangladesh will be very Crucial from Pakistan’s point of view. if they win they will stay in the race for the semi-final.
India leads the points table after winning a difficult rain-affected game against the Tigers in Adelaide by five runs, moving them into the last four with one game remaining. That means Pakistan still has a slim chance of making the semi-finals.
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So, almost. They are on six points and will play Zimbabwe in the group’s last game on Sunday. If they lose that game – which is probably following the African nation’s shocking win over Pakistan – then Bangladesh defeats Pakistan and the Proteas win one more game out of two, India may still miss out on the playoffs.
South Africa will advance with seven points if they win their final group encounter against the Netherlands on Sunday. If India defeats Zimbabwe, they will increase their lead to eight points and advance to the semi-finals.
So Pakistan vs Bangladesh is must win game for Pakistan and pray that either India or South Africa loses to the Netherlands. Clear skies are expected in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne for the Group 2 matches. As there is a minimal prospect of a washout, clubs are unlikely to swap points today.
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