Pakistan won their final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord's on Friday as they ended their campaign in style. Nonetheless, their chances of qualifying for the semis ended when Bangladesh scored seven runs in their run chase.
The Men In Green had bounced back well after their defeat against arch-rivals India as they won their next four matches against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively to keep their hopes alive. Unfortunately for them, New Zealand consolidated their last four spot due to a better net run rate.
Even though they are knocked out of the competition, Cricket World Cup came forward and asked the fans about which Pakistani player had impressed them the most?
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However, they ended up giving netizens another chance to troll the Champions Trophy holders.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost Fakhar Zaman early but Imam Ul Haq (100) and Babar Azam (96) added 157 runs for the second-wicket. Some good batting, in the end, helped 1992 winners get to 315/9 in their 50 overs. Nonetheless, their chances of qualifying for the semis ended when Bangladesh scored seven runs in their run chase.
Bangladesh's chase never took off as they were reduced to 78/3. Only all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could show some resistance with a 77-ball 64 as the Mortaza-led side were bowled out for 221 in the 45th over.
Shaheen Afridi bowled an outstanding spell. He also became the youngest bowler to take five wickets in a World Cup. The tall pacer finished with figures of 6/35 at an economy rate of 3.82.