The series of sensational matches of the T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia continues and the situation is getting interesting after each match, while after the victory of South Africa against India yesterday, the chances of Pakistan reaching the semi-finals are very high. Few are left but there is still hope.

Australia defeated Ireland by 42 runs in a T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Stage match on Monday at The Gabba in Brisbane. Despite Lorcan Tucker’s unbroken 71-run knock off 28 balls, Ireland was bowled out for 137 in 18.1 overs while attempting to chase a 180-run target. Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa were Australia’s four two-wicket haulers. The hosts scored 179 runs off 20 overs, laying the groundwork for Aaron Finch’s 63-run innings off 44 balls. Furthermore, the Australian captain hit three sixes and five fours. Meanwhile, Ireland’s Barry McCarthy claimed three wickets, and Joshua Little was dismissed twice.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan still hoping to reach semi-finals

South Africa is at the top of the points table with five points, while India and Bangladesh teams are second and third with four points respectively, Zimbabwe team managed to win one out of three matches and one match was rained out. ended in a tie due to, thus they are in fourth place with three points, Pakistan team has won only one match and fifth with two points and Netherlands team is in sixth place without any points.

Pakistan Still Hoping to Reach Semi-Finals in T20 World Cup

Which two teams can go to the semi-finals?

The two teams with the most points from Group Two will qualify for the semi-finals. If more than two teams have equal points, the team with more matches will qualify for the semi-finals.

No team has made it to the semi-finals so far, hot favorites India also need to win their other matches to qualify for the next stage, India’s next two matches are against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. A loss in one match could send India into the race for the semi-finals on net run rate and a win in both matches would see them qualify directly.

South Africa’s Chance to Semi Final

Similarly, South Africa’s remaining two matches are against Pakistan and the Netherlands, a win in either match can strengthen South Africa for the semi-finals and a loss in both matches can knock the African team out of the event. Reaching the final will not only depend on success in the remaining two matches but also on the run rate of other teams.

Even if Pakistan wins the remaining two matches against South Africa and Bangladesh, the green shirts will have to rely on the run rate of other teams. For example, if India’s points score becomes six, then Pakistan will have to compete with India’s run rate despite winning two matches.

Pakistan will only qualify for the next round if both India and Bangladesh lose their matches and Pakistan’s run rate is better than both teams.

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