India and Pakistan would play England and New Zealand in the semifinals, respectively, if they advanced.
Last Updated: 04.16 AM, Nov 06, 2022
Where on one side the chances of qualifying for Pakistan were slim, South Africa's loss to the Netherlands provided opportunities for the Men in Green. Super Sunday of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 started with the Proteas losing by 13 runs.
With one spot already taken by India, the Dutch's unexpected victory has opened the door for either Bangladesh or Pakistan to advance to the semi-final stage.
Fans are excited to see an India vs Pakistan final match, but Babar Azam and his team just have to overcome one obstacle to go to the semi-finals: defeat Bangladesh.
India and Pakistan would play England and New Zealand in the semifinals, respectively, if they advanced. The thrilling final matchup will feature India taking on Pakistan in Melbourne on November 13 if the Asian powers win their respective games.
Talking about South Africa and the Netherlands clash, the Dutch had set a goal of 159 runs for the match, which was played on Sunday at Adelaide Oval, and the Proteas were held to 145 for 8 in 20 overs.
Colin Ackermann had smacked an unbeaten knock of 41 runs off 26 balls which had helped his side post 158 for four in 20 overs. Opener Stephan Myburgh also played a crucial knock of 37 runs off 30 balls. For South Africa, Keshav Maharaj bagged two wickets for South Africa.
In reply, Rilee Rossouw top-scored for South Africa with a knock of 25 runs off 19 balls. For the Netherlands, Brandon Glover took a three-wicket haul, while, Fred Klaassen and Bas de Leede bagged two wickets each.