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Rizwan 79 Not Out Sees Pakistan Into Semis


An unbeaten 79 from Mohammad Rizwan saw Pakistan qualify for the semi-final stage in Tuesday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, 3 wickets from Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje saw South Africa comfortably beat Bangladesh in the opening game.

Bangladesh vs South Africa

South Africa would win the toss and elect to field first.

Mohammad Naim would be caught by Reeza Hendricks off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada for 9 before Soumya Sarkar would be LBW the next ball for a golden duck. Mushifiqur Rahim would be caught by Hendricks to give Rabada his third wicket of the innings without scoring before Mahmudullah would be caught by Aiden Markram off the bowling of Anrich Nortje (pictured below) for 3.

Afif Hossain would be bowled by Dwayne Pretorius for a golden duck before opener Liton Das would be LBW to Shamsi for 24. Shamim Hossain would be caught by Maharaj off the bowling of Shamsi for 11 before Taskin Ahmed would be run out by Temba Bavuma for 3. Mahedi Hasan would be caught & bowled by Nortje for 27 off 25 balls before Nasum Ahmed would be the last wicket to fall, hit wicket off Nortje’s bowling, for a golden duck.

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Hendricks would be LBW to T. Ahmed for 4 before Quinton de Kock would be bowled by Hasan for 16. Markram would be caught by Naim off the bowling of T. Ahmed without scoring before Rassie van der Dussen would be the final man out, caught by Shoriful Islam off the bowling of N. Ahmed, for 22 with Bavuma (pictured below) and David Miller finishing 31 and 5 not out respectively.

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BAN 84 (18.2 overs), SA 86/4 (13.3 overs)

Namibia vs Pakistan

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam would put on 113 for the opening partnership, the highest of the competition so far, before the latter would be caught by Jan Frylinck off the bowling of David Wiese for 70 off 49 balls with Fakhar Zaman the other wicket to fall as he was caught behind by Zane Green off the bowling of Frylinck for 5 – Rizwan (pictured below, 79 off 50 balls) and Mohammad Hafeez (32 off 16 balls) would be the not out batsmen.

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Michael van Lingen would be bowled by Hasan Alu for 4 before Stephan Baard would be run out by Haris Rauf for 29. Gerhard Erasmus would be caught by Shadab Khan off the bowling of Imad Wasim for 15 before Craig Williams would be caught by Ali off the bowling of Khan for 40 off 37 balls.

JJ Smit would be the final man out as he was caught by Zaman off the bowling of Rauf for 2 with Wiese (pictured below, 43 off 31 balls) and Jan Loftie-Eaton (7) not out at the end of the innings.

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PAK 189/2 (20 overs), NAM 144/5 (20 overs)

Today’s Fixtures (Times are in GMT)

10:00 – New Zealand vs Scotland
14:00 – Afghanistan vs India


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