PAKISTAN are playing Bangladesh in what is set to be the last game of their Cricket World Cup.

England convincingly beat New Zealand to make things a lot harder for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men, but do they still have any chance of progressing to the semi-final?

 Pakistan needed a miracle against Bangladesh to make the semi-finals


Pakistan needed a miracle against Bangladesh to make the semi-finalsCredit: AP:Associated Press

Can Pakistan qualify for the Cricket World Cup semi-final?

Pakistan won the toss to bat first – as they would not have been able to win if they had been put in to bowl due the run rate calculations.

They needed to beat the world record ODI cricket win (290 runs) to go through to the World Cup semi-final.

But they only managed to score 315-9 which meant they needed to restrict Bangladesh to less than seven runs.

Bangladesh surpassed this total inside the first two overs to send Pakistan OUT of the competition.


What is the head-to-head record between Pakistan and Bangladesh?

The good news is Pakistan have only lost five matches in 36 to the Tigers in One-Day internationals.

The bad news is the five games they lost against Bangladesh were the last five they’ve played.

Last time the two sides met at a tournament, Pakistan were beaten by 37 runs in the Asia Cup last year, with the Bangladeshis progressing to the final against India.


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