SRINAGAR — As England beat New Zealand today to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final, Pakistan has a herculean task at hand against Bangladesh in order to book its place in the semi-finals.
Pakistan face Bangladesh in what could be the last game of their Cricket World Cup.
England convincingly beat New Zealand to book their semi-final place, but do Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team have any chance of reaching the Cricket World Cup’s last four?
Are Pakistan out of the Cricket World Cup 2019?
Pakistan are not technically out of the Cricket World Cup, but they need a mathematical miracle to go through.
How can Pakistan qualify for the Cricket World Cup semi-final?
Pakistan must beat the world record ODI cricket win (290 runs) to make it to the World Cup semi-final.
The full permutations are as follows:
- If Pakistan score 350, they must win by 311 runs.
- If Pakistan score 400, they must win by 316 runs.
- If Pakistan score 450, they must win by 321 runs.
- If Bangladesh win the toss and choose to bat, Pakistan are out before a ball has been bowled.