If one has to give a classic example of helpless surrender, then the one-sided match that Eden Gardens witnessed on Tuesday evening will be at the top. More…
If one has to give a classic example of helpless surrender, then the one-sided match that Eden Gardens witnessed on Tuesday evening will be at the top. Although Bangladesh has not performed well in the current World Cup, many Bengali cricket fans were confident that Shakib would perform brilliantly in the pivotal game on Tuesday. On this particular day, the Tigers of Bengal were cheered on by throngs of onlookers in Kolkata. There were also a lot of people from Bengal’s other side. But alas, no one’s support, no one’s soul-sucking love, no one’s throat-splitting were successful.Pakistan not only won, but also improved their net run rate.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s semi-final (ICC World Cup 2023) score is strange. The slimmest possibility is that they will survive if they miraculously win every game they have left to play. The Babar Azam Brigade started by win. On Tuesday, Pakistan triumphed by a 7-wicket margin. More importantly, Pakistan claimed victory with 105 balls remaining. It significantly increased Pakistan’s net run rate.
At Eden Gardens, Shakib decided to bat first after winning the toss. However, his decision started off as a nightmare. Two wickets were lost by Bangladesh for just six runs. For 23 runs, the third wicket fell. Following this, Muhammadullah and Liton Das put up some barriers. In the two, they scored 79 runs more. Litton was out for forty-five runs on his own. Chief Shakib joined Muhammadullah after this. But the collapse started when Mohammadullah was out for 56 runs. At that time, Bangladesh had amassed 130 runs and six wickets. The Bengal Tigers were all out for just 204 runs after that. With 43 runs, Shakib scored. Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan each claimed three wickets.
Pakistan thus adopted a “battle and kill” mentality from the beginning. It’s not only about winning; it’s also about improving the net run rate. In just 21 overs, the two Pakistani openers amassed 128 runs in the main wicket organization. Abdullah Shafiq scored 68 runs, while Fakhar Zaman scored 81. In fact, the run rate increased even after the two openers arrived. Captain Babar, however, failed even on this particular day. Pakistan, though, didn’t have to wait long to achieve victory. In 32 overs, Rizwan and Iftikhar reached the target.
Bangladesh was the first team to be officially eliminated from the World Cup following this defeat. Their points are 2 in 7 matches. There is no chance for Shakib to get to the semifinals. Pakistan, on the other hand, enjoyed a revival in the tournament. They have six points from seven games as a consequence of this significant victory. They are currently ranked fifth in the standings.