Pakistan are just an inch away to become the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal, and that ‘inch away’ is now the only formality with the team’s next two encounters scheduled versus Namibia and Scotland respectively.
Winning the first three games with a big margin has paved way for the Babar Azam-led side in the semifinal – they are almost there.
At first, the green boys shattered Virat Kohli’s India by an unreal margin of 10 wickets, and their next task was to hammer Kane Williamson’s New Zealand by 5 wickets. Meeting Afghanistan on Friday, the men in green made sure to continue the winning streak and won the game by 5 wickets.
Pakistan to become the first team to qualify for T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal:
3 in 3. Pakistan almost in the semi-finals with Scotland and Namibia to play. Babar became world record fastest to 1K T20I runs as captain (26 inns). Babar also fastest to 2K T20I runs and fastest Asian to 1K T20I runs. Pakistan are Incredible. What a team. 🇵🇰 #PAKvAFG #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) October 29, 2021
Unquestionably, it was a senseless decision by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi to bat first on the Dubai pitch. Pakistani bowlers gave hard times to their batters but they somehow settled in the death overs with high-going boundaries. Pakistan started with a low pace and lost Mohammad Rizwan earlier. Letting go of Fakhar Zaman, and then Babar Azam was another setback who played an all-important role whilst chasing 148.
The game, however, was finished by Asif Ali, who was once crushed under heavy criticism. Pakistan finally have got the finisher. He smashed 25* off 7 balls, hitting four massive sixes to Karim Janat. If Asif was not there, Afghanistan could have clutched their second consecutive victory to be on the top of the points table.
The world talks about the frenzy topic. Those who disbelieved, are seeing today. Not only the netizens, but the skeptics have no option other than loading Pakistan’s potent, devotion with praises.
On the other hand, the big teams of Group B, India, and New Zealand, are yet to portray kinetic showcases. During their opening encounters of the T20 World Cup 2021, both of them unluckily faced Pakistan. They now anticipate battling each other in their second match scheduled for 31st October. The winning team will have polished chances of being in the semifinal, whereas, the losing team will hardly have any option.
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