Pakistan 189(2) – Namibia 144 (5). The fourth game for Pakistan could become the ticket into the semifinals, and they claimed it. After beating New Zealand, India, and Afghanistan, a few could expect troubles against Namibia and Scotland, and the Men in Green confirmed their status.
However, the start of the game was quite unpredictable. Unexpectedly, Pakistan chose to bat after winning the toss, while the previous games started with bowling. Moreover, the beginning of the match was pretty slow until Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan hit their half-centuries to secure a safe level of 189 runs.
That was almost a done game for Namibia, but the Eagles tried their best. After the sides’ switching, they made 144 runs in 20 overs, but Pakistan never left them a chance to come close.
The fourth victory in a row means a guaranteed playoff spot for Pakistan, who now can wait for the opponent. This defeat almost guarantees the end of the tournament for Namibia, as now they have to beat motivated New Zealand and India, which will fight for the second playoff ticket. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the latest cricket news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.