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Pakistan kept their Super Eight hopes alive by defeating Canada

Manjit Sing

Pakistan team fears to be sprinkled in the first round of the T20 World Cup to the US and India.

Pakistan team fears to be sprinkled in the first round of the T20 World Cup to the US and India. In today’s match, there was nothing alternative for Babar Azam except for a big win against Canada in a big margin to save the faint hopes of survival. The Pakistan Army won 7 wickets for 15 balls left in the match in New York. Although somewhat of this win, the team saved hope for a Super Eight.

Pakistan won 7 wickets against Canada at the NASAO County Stadium in New York. In the big margin, Babar’s run rate has also increased. They have reached number four to three with the 0.191 net run rate. Canada has fallen to four.

Pakistan has slowed to pursue a small target of 107 runs. Sayem Ayub went out 6 to 12. Then Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam established Pakistan on the basis of victory. They added 63 runs by 62 balls.

Babar returned to dressingroom with 33 off 33 balls, but Rizwan ended the match with his fifty. He hit two fours and a six in an innings of 53 runs. Fakhrzaman was out for 4 off 6 balls with 3 runs left for the team to win. Usman Khan remains unbeaten by 2 runs.

Earlier, after losing the toss and going to bat, Canada fell into a batting disaster from the start. They keep losing wickets at regular intervals. Opener Johnson continues to struggle alone in the side. He dragged the team till the 14th over. In the end, Aaron Johnson scored 52 runs off 44 balls with four fours and sixes. Basically based on his innings, Canada scored 106 runs for 7 wickets.

In the end, captain Saad bin Zafar scored 10 runs off 21 balls, Kaleem Sana scored 13 runs off 14 balls, and Dilan Heiliger scored 9 runs unbeaten off 11 balls. None of the rest could even touch the tenth house. Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf took two wickets each for Pakistan. Mohammad Amir became the man of the match.

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