Cricket World Cup: New Zealand in semis as Pakistan fail to win by 308 runs


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Gape Babar’s three boundaries in an over as Pakistan target represent grasp

New Zealand had been confirmed as World Cup semi-finalists after Pakistan did not beat Bangladesh by not lower than 308 runs in their final team sport.

Batting first, Pakistan predominant the finest a hit margin in the historical past of one-day internationals to overhaul the Gloomy Caps on catch speed-rate.

They made 315-9 but couldn’t reach the semi-finals as soon as Bangladesh reached 8-0 in the 2nd over of their run.

New Zealand are confirmed in the last four with Australia, India and England.

England will attain third and New Zealand fourth, with the team winners to be made up our minds on Saturday.

Leaders Australia will high the team in the event that they beat South Africa at Gentle Trafford (13:30 BST) but if the defending champions lose, India can overtake them by defeating Sri Lanka at Headingley (10:30 BST).

Pakistan were thrashed by West Indies in their first sport of the World Cup but recorded wins over England, New Zealand, Afghanistan and South Africa to switch above England into fourth, earlier than the hosts’ wins over India and New Zealand save them thru.

They predominant to bat first against Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday to have a theoretical chance of taking fourth converse in the team. A grasp of not lower than 308 runs would have viewed them disappear level on 11 parts with New Zealand and then above them on catch speed-rate.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed received the toss and, after a cautious open, 100 from Imam ul-Haq and 96 by Babar Azam noticed them reach the minimal required total in the forty ninth over of their innings.

However Pakistan’s exit used to be confirmed when Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal scored a single off Mohammad Amir’s fifth provide.

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