New Delhi. World Cup 2023 has reached its most important stage. Today the 41st match of the World Cup between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first and invited the opposing team Sri Lanka to bat. Meanwhile, New Zealand has booked itself a ticket to the semi-finals by defeating Sri Lanka by 5 wickets. With this, the path to the semi-finals has also become difficult for Pakistan. Let us tell you that with this victory of New Zealand, it has become almost difficult for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals.
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2023
Pakistan now has to play its next match against England on 11 November. Now Pakistan will have to win by 274 or more runs to secure its place in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023. Note, if England sets any target against Pakistan while batting first, then Pakistan will have to achieve it in 2.3 overs.
At the same time, now Pakistan will have to face these situations to reach the semi-finals. If Pakistan bats first, it will have to score 287 runs against England. At the same time, if Pakistan decides to bowl instead of batting, then it will have to all out the opposition team for 50 runs and achieve the target in 2.3 overs, but if we look from the perspective of reality, then the doors of semi-finals are almost closed for Pakistan. Have been done. New Zealand now has 10 points from 9 matches with 5 wins and 4 losses. From this perspective, the doors of semi-finals are closed forever for Pakistan and Afghanistan.