Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan officially out of semifinal race

London: Pakistan posted 315 for nine in the stipulated 50 overs against Bangladesh in their last league stage encounter of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the iconic Lord’s here on Friday.

The 1992 World Cup champions needed to dismiss Bangladesh for seven runs or less to qualify for the semifinals in the mega event.

However, Bangladesh openers scored 8 runs in the very second over of their innings which made Pakistan officially out of semi-finals race of the ongoing World Cup.

Consequently, New Zealand have officially clinched their place in the semifinals of the tournament.

Earlier Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh. Young Imam-ul-Haq (100) and Babar Azam (96) added 157 runs for the second wicket.

Imad Wasim made a quick-fire 26-ball 43. Mohammad Hafeez (27) got the start but couldn’t convert into a big score. Other batsmen failed miserably.

For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman took five wickets and Mohammad Saifuddin three.

According to the latest reports, Bangladesh were 86 for three in 20 overs while chasing the victory target of 316.

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