Sunday’s triple-header concluded the Super-12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. As India and Pakistan cruised previous their opponents Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the Netherlands pulled a upset in their ultimate match in opposition to South Africa knocking the proteas out.
In the primary tie of the day, South Africa (SA) received the toss and determined to bowl. The Dutch had been restricted to 158 for 4 wickets, with Colin Ackerman scoring the very best at 41 in 26 balls. He smashed 3 fours and a pair of sixes. Earlier, Tom Cooper put in a helpful cameo of 35 runs in 19 balls with 2 fours and a pair of sixes.
Chasing what appeared like a modest goal, the Proteas fell brief by 13 runs. After dismissing SA skipper Temba Bavuma at 20, Quinton de Kock at 13, and Rilee Rossouw at 25, the Dutch bowlers saved scalping wickets at an everyday intervals and foiled their rivals from attain a aggressive run price. In the top, the South (*12*) made 145 runs and had been ousted from the World Cup.
With South Africa’s ouster, Pakistan had a possibility to bounce again into the semi-final slots, after their torrid begin in Super 12. Capitalising on the chance, Pakistan restricted Bangladesh to a paltry 127 for 8 and chased it down in lower than 20 overs. After a protracted dry spell, captain Babar Azam fired at high of the order, scoring an anchoring 25 from 33 balls. He helped Mohammad Rizwan (32 from 32) and Mohammad Haris (31 from 18) to information the Pakistan aspect to victory.
Sealing their place on the high of the Group 2 standings, India cruised to a simple 71-run victory over Zimbabwe in the final match of the day. Surya Kumar Yadav’s livid 25-ball 61 and Okay L Rahul’s 51 from 35 balls helped the Men in Blue submit a aggressive 186 in their 20 overs after they’d received the toss and determined to bat first. Among bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin (3 wickets), Mohammad Shami (2), and Hardik Pandya (2) proved to be probably the most profitable, at the same time as every of the bowlers introduced into assault managed to scalp not less than one Zimbabwean wicket. They dismissed the gutsy African aspect inside 117 runs and 17 overs.
India will meet England, which was positioned second in Group 1, for the second semi-final on Thursday. Before that match, Pakistan will duke it out with New Zealand on Wednesday for the primary semi-final.