Pak vs Bangladesh match: Pakistan’s ticket to semi final
Pak vs Bangladesh match: Pakistan’s ticket to semi final . Pakistan held off Bangladesh by five wickets to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The win was a relief for the Pakistani side, who had been under immense pressure to perform in the tournament.
Pakistan secure position in semi final
Pakistan’s victory over Bangladesh felt like a rollercoaster – every moment had fans on the edge of their seat in anticipation. With so much riding on the game, Pakistan needed everything to go their way and fortunately, it did. This resulted in a hard-fought win that allowed them to clinch a spot in the semi-finals.
Pakistan needed a lot to go right at the start of the day to have any chance of making it to the semi-finals, and everything went exactly as planned.
Thanks to a stunning victory by the Netherlands over South Africa earlier in the day, Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh became a virtual quarter-final. The contest between the two Asian sides was gripping from start to finish, and Pakistan ultimately came out on top to clinch their spot in the final four.
Pakistani team players
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Babar Azam (c)
- Mohammad Harris
- Shan Masood
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
- Shaheen Afridi
- Harris Rauf
- Naseem Shah
Bangladesh team players
- Najmul Hossain Shanto
- Litton Das
- Soumya Sarkar
- Shakib Al Hasan (c)
- Afif Hossain
- Mosaddek Hossain
- Nurul Hasan (wk)
- Taskin Ahmed
- Nasum Ahmed
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Ebadot Hossain
Marvelous game by Shaheen Afridi
It was a slow pitch, but Shaheen Afridi came at a giddy pace, as he too hoicked Shakib Al Hasan for a maximum over mid-on in the penultimate over.
The burly Pakistan paceman then scampered across to his left to catch Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh, who are now knocked out of the tournament, had been floundering at 116 for seven in pursuit of Pakistan’s 123 all out.
Runs made by Bangladeshi team
Najmul Shanto was the only Bangladesh player to make it past 24 runs, with 54 from 48 . Shanto struck seven fours, but the Bangladesh innings began to falter in the 11th over when Soumya Sarkar (20) and captain Shakib Al Hasan (0) were both dismissed by spinner Shadab Khan (2-30)
Afridi’s formidable fast bowling led Pakistan to victory, as only opener Najmul Shanto (54 from 48 ) withstood the storm – he was the only Bangladesh player to make it past 24 runs.
Pakistan made light work of their chase after Mohammad Rizwan was dropped on the third ball of the innings – wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan turfed a regulation edge from Taskin Ahmed’s bowling.
Rizwan hit the next ball for six with a top-edged hook end route to scoring 32 from 32 deliveries.
Babar and Rizwan’s partnership
Rizwan and his captain Babar Azam (25 from 33 ) notched a composed half-century opening partnership in the 10th over.
The pair were soon after dismissed in a five-ball span, leaving Mohammad Harris (31 from 18) and Shan Masood (24no from 14) to guide Pakistan to victory.
Which teams qualified for semi final ?
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Semi-Final line up is set with Pakistan and India qualifying. Pakistan and India have joined New Zealand and England as the semi-finalists for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
What are the timings and date of semi finals ?
On Wednesday New Zealand vs group 2 runner up
Semi final 2
On Thursday England vs group 2 winner
When will final T20 world cup held?
On 13th November winners of semi final
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