Pakistan’s win over New Zealand has made the Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final race large open.
Pakistan stored their hopes of constructing it to the Cricket World Cup semi-final alive as they beat New Zealand through DLS in a rain-affected conflict at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Saturday. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was the star for the Males in Inexperienced as his gorgeous century ensured they’ve now the identical factors as New Zealand and Afghanistan which makes the semis race large open.
Notably, New Zealand’s loss towards Pakistan additionally confirmed South Africa’s semi-final spot.
With the primary two spots crammed, the race is now for the ultimate two spots which nonetheless have 4 contenders.
Right here’s a take a look at the semi-final qualification situations for the 4 groups:
Pakistan appeared down and out after the primary innings when New Zealand posted a mammoth 401 at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Nonetheless, Fakhar Zaman’s gorgeous innings together with the assistance of rain, the crew managed to maintain their semi-final hopes alive.
With the win, Pakistan have now 8 factors. Nonetheless, they nonetheless are behind New Zealand because of inferior NRR.
For Pakistan to qualify:
- Afghanistan should lose each their matches.
- Sri Lanka should beat New Zealand.
- If NZ wins by 50 runs, Pak might want to win by 180 runs.
- If NZ wins by 1 run, Pak might want to win by 131 runs.
The loss towards Pakistan was New Zealand’s fourth consecutive defeat within the match. Nonetheless, their destiny remains to be of their fingers as they should beat Sri Lanka by a major margin to substantiate their semi-final berth.
The five-time World Cup holders registered their fifth win of the match on Saturday after defeating England. Australia at the moment are on third place with 8 factors on the board and should win not less than certainly one of their remaining two video games to qualify for the semi-final.
Afghanistan are at the moment sixth on the factors desk and are stage with the likes of New Zealand, Pakistan with 8 factors. Afghanistan might want to win each video games to kick out each Pakistan and New Zealand out of the World Cup.