Pakistan vs South Africa handily in Sydney, maintaining their chances of making it to the semifinals. There won’t be any losers in the last round of Group 2 games, according to the result. We look at the circumstances right now and the state of the game.
Who has the best chance of making it to the semi-finals?
India is now in a great position to win the group if they defeat Zimbabwe in their upcoming match. India has six points after four games and a narrow victory against Bangladesh. On the other hand, if Zimbabwe wins their final match, they might still fall behind and be caught.
South Africa had the chance to formally seal a spot in the top two with a victory over Pakistan on Thursday. However, they fell far short of the DLS goal and will now need to defeat the Netherlands in their last match to guarantee a spot in the semifinals.
If the Netherlands manage to pull off an upset, it would, however, create a window of opportunity for either Pakistan or Bangladesh, who play each other in the second game to victory and go to the semifinals on Sunday.
How does Pakistan continue to prosper?
Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals may vary according on other results. If Netherlands or Zimbabwe defeat South Africa or India, respectively, Babar Azam’s team will have a chance. However, they must win their opening match against Bangladesh.
If the Netherlands defeat the Proteas, Pakistan will overtake South Africa and go up to six points, while Bavuma’s team will remain on five if they defeat Bangladesh. If Zimbabwe defeats India, Pakistan and India can tie on points. As a result, both teams would have an equal number of victories, hence the outcome would depend on the net run rate, where Pakistan (+1.117) now leads India (+0.730).