Lahore: (Web Desk) Pakistan beat Scotland by 72 runs in Group 2 of T20 World Cup and now the match against Australia in the semi-final will be played on November 11.
The 41st match of the mega event was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in which Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Scotland.
In pursuit of Pakistan’s 190-run target, Scotland’s George Mancey and Kyle Quetzer started the innings while Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled the first over.
Scotland scored 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs, George Mansey 17, Quetzal 9, and Matthew Cross 5 runs.
Michael Laske (14), Dylan Budge (0), and Chris Graves (4) were all out for the losing side while Richie Barrington (54) was the top scorer.
In the match against Scotland, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan started the innings.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 15 runs and was caught by Hamza Tahir while the other batsman who got out was Fakhr Zaman who returned to the pavilion on the ball of Graves after scoring 8 runs. Mohammad Hafeez scored 31 runs off 18 balls and was LBW., Captain Babar Azam scored 66 and returned to the pavilion on the ball of Graves.
Green Shirts scored 189 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs, captain Babar Azam once again scored a half-century and scored 66, Shoaib Malik played aggressive innings and scored 54 off just 18 balls with the help of six sixes and one four and remained unbeaten, Asif Ali Unbeaten on 5 runs.
The Pakistan playing XI included captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhr Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Emad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Afridi.
Pakistan win toss, elect to bat first.#PAKvSCO | #T20WorldCup | #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/17hGoov0Mz
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 7, 2021
Man of the match
Shoaib Malik, who scored the fastest half-century of the tournament, was declared the best player of the match.
Talking after the victory in the match, the captain of the national cricket team Babar Azam said that we are playing cricket like a unit, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik played good innings, will continue the winning streak in the future and in the semi-finals. Will also give your 100%.
Pakistan cricket team has reached the semi-finals by winning 5 matches in a row in Group 2, while New Zealand defeated Afghanistan and scored a goal to make it to the final four of the event.
With this victory, Pakistan will now face Australia in the semi-finals while New Zealand will take the field against England.