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Pakistan is now in the semi-finals after crushing the hopes of Bangladesh

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  • 09 November, 2022 10:15:01

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Sports Desk: Can't see anything miraculous! Which is simply supernatural, beyond human grasp. Still, Bangladesh was hoping for a miracle. The Netherlands brought the good news to the Adelaide Oval early in the morning. The Bangladesh team could have benefited from the incident that resulted from losing a big team like South Africa. After that, the equation stands like this - Bangladesh is in the last four of T20 World Cup for the first time if they win against Pakistan. If-but all calculations in one point-just win! Right then, Shakib Al Hasan killed that chance with his own hands!

A flop with the bat after a great start. Then the bowlers with the small capital of the fight at the beginning of the catch drop! Well, this is how the T20 World Cup of Bangladesh ended. Pakistan entered the semi-finals of the World Cup after defeating the Tigers by 5 wickets. Where their opponent is New Zealand. And India will fight another match with England!

But the name of Bangladesh could have been in the last four. The stage was prepared by the Dutch. Tigers could not shine on that stage on Sunday. At the beginning, Bangladesh won the toss and scored 127 runs in 20 overs losing 8 wickets on the green carpet of Adelaide. In reply, Pakistan lost 5 wickets in the 18th over and entered the semi-finals.

Bad batting ended it all. Hela had created the fear of losing the opportunity to get to the semis. In this condition, Taskin Ahmed could have got a wicket at the beginning of the day. Disappointing in batting, Nurul Hasan Sohan also dropped a catch in fielding. Taskin Ahmed's ball touched the edge of Mohammad Rizwan's bat and was caught by Sohan. But he couldn't collect even a simple catch. Rizwan survived for zero runs. Then who gets?

In the first 10 overs, Pakistan scored 56 runs without a wicket. Rizwan 28 balls 31, Babar Azam 32 balls 25! They get a strong foundation. However, Babar Azam (25 off 33 balls) was sent back by Nasum Ahmed. Then Ibadat returned to Rizwan who was alive. However, he scored 32 runs off 32 balls. It was too late, by then the match was lost.

Then Mohammad Nawaz became fast. 11 balls 4 Liton Das direct throw runout! Then Shan Masood and Mohammad Haris did the rest. Haris, however, departed towards the end, followed by Iftikhar Ahmed. However, the rest of the work was easily completed by Pakistan, Pakistan went to the semi-finals.

Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. And announced 3 changes in the team. Bangladesh made three changes to the team that lost against India. Soumya Sarkar returns to the XI. For the first time, Nasum Ahmed and Ibadat Hossain got a place in this World Cup. Batsman Yasir Ali Chowdhury and two pacers Hasan Mahmud and Shariful Islam were dropped.

Liton Das stormed the bat against India in the previous match. However, he suffered a hamstring injury in that match. However, he could not practice for two days. However, as in the previous match, the riot started on the field. Liton Das hits a six in a great pool. But after that, Shaheen Shah Afridi's ball was destroyed by a catch at backward point. Liton Das scored 10 runs in 6 balls.

But on the other side, Nazmul Hossain fought calmly. On his way, at the end of the first 10 overs, Bangladesh scored 70 runs for 1 wicket. Then 15 balls 18 Soumya Sarkar. Nazmul Hossain Shanto 41 off 37 balls.

Then Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Soumya Sarkar guided the team. Shant brought up a half-century with two lives. He caught Mohammad Wasim Junior at cover. But Raksha, Shadab Khan could not take that catch. Then he was 11 runs. Liton stopped after getting that life with 54 runs. Played 48 balls.

Even Soumya Sarkar could not go far. Back in the team, this one-down batsman stopped for 20 runs off 17 balls. Formed a partnership of 52 runs with Shanta. Bangladesh is also in danger. However, a wrong decision by the umpire is disastrous. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan is out on a wrong decision. The shocking bad decision of the umpire went against Bangladesh.

Shakib wanted to come forward and play on the leg side. But lbw. However, the umpire gave a late decision on Pakistan's request. Then Shakib did not make a mistake in taking the review. It looked like the ball hit the bat. The replay shows that the ball has been lightly touched by the bat. The bat was close to the ground. In this situation, the third umpire ruled in favor of the bat being stuck on the ground.

But it was not out. Shakib returned disappointed with the first ball. The team falls under terrible pressure! Then nothing happened. After such a start, the ending is just a story of disappointment. Mosaddek Hossain 5 off 11 balls. Nurul Hasan Sohan plays 3 balls for no, Shaheen Shah Afridi returns Taskin (1). Bangladesh got a somewhat respectable capital by scoring 24 runs off 20 balls in the last over. On the way to playing this innings, Afif stepped into the thousand run club in his international T20 career! Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets with 22 runs in 4 overs. He finished the Tigers lineup!

But surely the collection of 127 runs is disappointing. Where the team scored 70 runs in the first 10 overs, only 57 in the next 10 overs! 55 ball dot in 120 ball cricket. Amazing! Bowlers cannot fight with this capital. Still, this was Bangladesh's best T20 World Cup with two wins! The Bangladesh team in a difficult time appeared to win and fight on the Tasman! Maybe Bangladesh found a way to turn around from here.


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