Pakistan officially out of semi-final contention

Saturday, 06 Jul, 2019

The 43rd match of the World Cup 2019 will feature Pakistan facing Bangladesh at Lord's, London on July 5.

A screengrab from the PCB website after it got hacked.

Led by Shakib, Bangladesh have consistently crossed the 300-mark this World Cup but it is their bowling which has let them down, especially the lack of form of skipper Mortaza.

"Sarfaraz will remain captain and we support him", the hackers wrote.

West Indies had chased the 106-run target in just 13.4 overs, hurting Pakistan's NRR.

New Zealand joins Australia, India and England in next week´s semi-finals.

Pakistan lost three of their first five matches before registering three consecutive wins over South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

The 1992 champions face a near impossible task to qualify for the semifinals: to bat first against Bangladesh and win by a margin of at least 316 runs to jump ahead of the Kiwis on net run rate.

The 19-year-old became the youngest bowler to take six wickets in the history of the tournament, and gave away just 35 runs in the process - the best figures for a Pakistan bowler in the competition.

"We know from the opening position spot, those guys have had a tough tournament". He then went on to score 95 more runs on top of that - a knock which eventually proved to be the one which knocked Bangladesh out of the World Cup. "So both teams look stronger, so hopefully we will do well as a team". "So if we can take the scalp of Pakistan in a World Cup, we'll be very, very proud of the boys".

Before we move on with discussing Pakistan and Bangladesh sides and their journey in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, you got to check out the most searched keywords around their clash. Before the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan, the channel aired an interesting segment where Sachin answered questions from fellow members of the commentary team. We won the toss, which was a good start.

This is used after number of wins to decide which team goes through to the last four if they share the same points. Nevertheless, cricket fans around the world are waiting in anticipation to watch the live action between Pakistan and Bangladesh.