Pakistan’s first time beat any team in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Pakistan beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets in CWC Super 12 Match. Pakistani Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi struck early as under pressure Team Green started on a strong note in a must-win encounter against the Netherlands in the Super 12 encounter at the T20 World Cup in Perth. The Netherlands won the Toss and decided to bat, while batting first Netherlands set the target of 92 runs on the board.
Pakistan team chases 92 runs target while 4 wickets losing just in 13.5 overs. Its the first victory of team Pakistan in the ongoing CWC 2022.
Shaheen Afridi, who returned after a knee injury, removed opener Stephan Myburgh on 6(11), vice-captain Shadab then removed Tom Cooper in his first ball as underdog Netherlands find themselves in a difficult position.
The Netherlands earlier won the toss and elected to bat first against team Pakistan which is playing their must-win game today after losing both their opening games in T20 World Cup 2022.
Pressure moments on Team Pakistan also came as the Babar-led squad is yet to open their winning account in the cricket carnival and is languishing at the fifth spot on the Group 2 table with a net run rate of -0.050, only below the Netherlands. India, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe are ahead of Pakistan.
With the first two misfortunes, the rest of the games including today’s fixture against the Netherlands, second with Bangladesh, and then with South Africa are all must-win to make it to the semifinal.
The two critical clashes of Group 2 will now decide which side takes a step forward toward the semi-finals while fans hope and players hope for a miracle.
Remember that in today’s match Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 4 runs which also enlighten some chances of Semis for Pakistan but the 3rd match is also very crucial for team Pakistan as India must have to win against South Africa. If India won against south Africa then Pakistan has a 70 percent chance to qualify for Semi-finals.