Can Pakistan still reach T20 World Cup semifinals after South Africa beat India on Sunday

Pakistan beat Netherlands by six wickets. However, India’s defeat against South Africa on Sunday compounds Pakistan’s problems.

Published : Oct 30, 2022 11:58 IST

South Africa’s David Miller in action.
South Africa’s David Miller in action. | Photo Credit: AFP

South Africa’s David Miller in action. | Photo Credit: AFP

India’s five-wicket defeat against South Africa in a Group 2 Super 12 game at the T20 World Cup has pushed Pakistan to the brink of elimination. Pakistan needed India to beat South Africa to keep its faint hopes alive.

Earlier, Bangladesh’s three-run win over Zimbabwe in a Group 2 Super 12 match boosted its chances of advancing to semis of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Bangladesh now needs to win against India and Pakistan over the next week. Bangladesh’s win had kept Pakistan alive in the race, especially after the latter’s six-wicket win over the Netherlands. But the result of the India match has dented Pakistan’s hopes.

South Africa beating India puts Temba Bavuma’s men in a great spot to qualify. A South Africa win also keeps Bangladesh in the hunt.

Remaining Group 2 Fixtures
Wednesday 02 November: Zimbabwe v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 02 November: India v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval
Thursday 03 November: Pakistan v South Africa, SCG, Sydney
Sunday 06 November: South Africa v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval
Sunday 06 November: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval
Sunday 06 November: Zimbabwe v India, MCG, Melbourne

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