Pakistan has qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Namibia by 45 runs in its fourth match. In pursuit of the 190 runs required to win, the inexperienced Namibian team managed to score only 144 runs for five wickets, but they bravely faced Pakistan’s strong bowling line.
David Wesa, who not only has the honor of representing the two countries internationally but also has a good reputation in T20 cricket in PSL and other leagues, played an innings of 43 off 31 balls and remained the top scorer. Greek William scored 40 and Stephen Bard 29 runs.
For Pakistan, Shadab, Rauf, Emad Wasim, and Hassan Ali took one wicket each.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 18 runs in the allotted 20 overs with two wickets in hand.
For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scored half-centuries. Babar Azam scored 70 off 49 balls with the help of seven fours. This is his third half-century in four innings of this World Cup. Vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan, who initially struggled against the Namibian bowlers, played hard in the last overs of the innings and managed to score fast runs. He scored 24 runs in the last over which included six and four fours. Rizwan’s individual score was 79 not out of 50 balls. His innings included four sixes and eight fours and four sixes. Muhammad Hafeez scored 32 off 16 balls.
David Wesa and Fry link took one wicket each.
Muhammad Rizwan was declared the best player in the match.
Remember that Pakistan has won each of the tournament’s four matches. In their first match, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to win their first match in the ICC World Cup.
In the second match, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets, while in the third match, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by five wickets.
In the second match, Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets, while in the third match, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by five wickets.
With the victory against Namibia, Pakistan has qualified for the semi-finals in Group B. In the second group, England tops the points table. The competition for the second position is fierce between the teams of South Africa and Australia.