New Zealand in semis as Pakistan fail to win by 308 runs

Pakistan Face Improbable Task To Make World Cup Semi-Finals Fans Offer Hilarious Suggestions

New Zealand qualified for the World Cup semi-finals on Friday when Pakistan could no longer better their net run-rate in their final group game against Bangladesh.

A screengrab from the PCB website after it got hacked.

Pakistan's journey so far in this World Cup has been similar to that of 1992, except for the knockout stage where they don't seem to enter.

"Sarfaraz will remain captain and we support him", the hackers wrote.

A number of conspiracy theories were also floated in the replies section, including that ICC and the big teams like India, England and Australia had conspired to get Pakistan knocked out and that the ICC Twitter account was controlled by Indian fans, among others.

With a near impossible task ahead of them, Misbah doesn't think the men in green will change their squad, especially as they have won their last three matches, which were against South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

Pakistan's resurgence in the World Cup looked eerily close to the 1992 Cup-winning edition before India's loss to England dented their hopes of a semifinal spot and when New Zealand went down to the hosts last night, it was nearly over for them.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan know that they are very much out of the contention for a semifinal spot now.

Instead they were required to score at least 400 to have any chance of overhauling New Zealand on net run rate. "Pakistan to have to win this game by a margin of 311 runs in order to qualify??"

Even if you are the greatest of optimists, you would know that it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to make the semi-finals from here on. Pakistan's unpredictability, and Bangladesh's new-found confidence after a good showing in the World Cup ensures that they are the slight favourites.

"We have two months off, and we need to do a lot of work with the team".

"I am not happy with the quality of cricket being played in this World Cup".

When will Pakistan vs Bangladesh match take place? Ashwin tweeted initially to which one of his followers wrote "even doing Mankading won't help Pakistan". I want to say sorry for Shakib, if we stepped up, the tournament could've been different.

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