New Zealand’s defeat boosted Pakistan’s hopes of playing the World Cup semi-finals.

New Zealand’s defeat boosted Pakistan’s hopes of playing the World Cup semi-finals, In the 32nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in India, South Africa has defeated New Zealand by a margin of 190 runs.

In the match played in Pune on Wednesday, South Africa batted first and scored 357 runs in the allotted 50 overs, in response to which the entire New Zealand team collapsed for 167 runs in 35.3 overs.

After the defeat of New Zealand, while South Africa’s access to the semi-finals has become easier, Pakistan’s chances of going to the semi-finals have also become brighter.

Pakistan will play matches with New Zealand and England and they have to win all the matches to bring multiple scenarios into play. It is important for Pakistan to win their remaining matches.

Points table status of World Cup semi-finals

If we look at the points table of the World Cup, South Africa is first with 12 points, India is second with 12 points, Australia is third with 8 points, New Zealand is fourth with 8 points, Pakistan is fifth with 6 points, Afghanistan 6. Sixth in points, Sri Lanka is seventh with 4 points, Netherlands is eighth with 4 points while Bangladesh and England are in ninth and tenth position with two points each.

Here, if we look at the net run rate of New Zealand, after this defeat, the net run rate of the Kiwis has become positive 0.484, while the net run rate of Pakistan is negative 0.024.

Pakistan’s chances of going to the World Cup semi-finals

After New Zealand’s loss against South Africa in Pune, Pakistan’s chances of going to the semi-finals have become brighter.

If the Black Caps lose their next two matches, they will end the group stage with 8 points and Pakistan can qualify for the knockout stage with 10 points if they beat their next 3 opponents.

Pakistan and New Zealand have two matches remaining in the mega event, while the next match between the two teams will be played on November 4 in Bengaluru.

Pakistan will have to win both of their remaining matches to qualify for the semi-finals and Pakistani fans will have to pray for Sri Lanka’s victory in New Zealand’s final match against Sri Lanka.

If Pakistan wins the match and Pakistan wins both the matches, the decision to go to the semi-final between the two teams will be based on the net run rate.

Pakistan is scheduled to play its final match in the group stage of the mega event against England in Kolkata.

Similarly, another way for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals is for Australia to lose their remaining three matches and Pakistan to win their remaining two matches anyway.

If Australia lose two of their remaining three matches and win one and Pakistan win both of their remaining matches, the Kangaroos and the Green Shirts will decide whether to go to the semi-finals on net run rate.

Australia have to play their last three matches against England, Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively.

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