Pakistan Qualification Chances: The Sportsrush present before you Pakistan’s qualifying chances for the semi-final of this World Cup.
During the 41st match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, England defeated New Zealand by 119 runs to register their sixth match of the tournament.
The match witnessed England at their prototypical best just before the knockouts. After England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bat, the hosts posted 305-8 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow’s ninth ODI century played a vital role in England crossing the 300-run mark. Before getting out in the 32nd over, Bairstow ended up scoring 106 (99) with the help of 15 fours and a six. A brisk 123-run opening stand between Bairstow and Jason Roy (60) had laid the foundation for England.
In the second innings, English bowlers bundled out New Zealand for 186 in 45 overs. With bowling figures of 9-0-34-3, England fast bowler Mark Wood was the pick of their bowlers.
Pakistan Qualification Chances
In what was their last match of the league stage, England will end the tournament at No. 3 on the points table. Going by the qualification scenarios for the knockouts, an English victory means that Pakistan will now have to hand a record-breaking defeat to Bangladesh.
At this point in time, New Zealand are at No. 4 with five victories in their World Cup campaign so far. While they have 11 points, they still have an easy chance to qualify.
If Bangladesh beat Pakistan (-0.792), New Zealand (0.175) will walk into the semi-finals without an iota of doubt. For Pakistan to qualify, they need to something which no ODI team has done.
Batting first, Pakistan need to score 308 runs and beat Bangladesh by the same amount of runs. If they score less than 308 runs or bat second, they would stand no chance at all of qualifying for the semi-finals.
For Pakistan to qualify:
– Score at least 308 runs, dismiss Ban for 0 & win by 308 runs. If they score <308, they can’t qualify.
– Score 350, win by 312 runs
– Score 400, win by 316 runs
No team has won by 300+ runs in ODI history!!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 3, 2019
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