World Cup 2023: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 Wickets


Pakistan Semi-final Hopes almost vanished as New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 5 Wickets. New Zealand Cricket Team has got 10 points with a stable run rate making it very difficult for Pakistan to qualify for the World Cup Semi Final as Pakistan will need to defeat England by 287 runs which is very difficult to predict.

Match Report: Sri Lanka were All out for 171 in 46.4 over in the First Innings

New Zealand chased the target of 172/5 in 23.2 making it into the semi-final. 

New Zealand Key Batsman Conway, Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell secured that fourth spot for his team on the World Cup Points Table.

Pakistan is almost out from qualifying in the World Cup semi-final because New Zealand has got 10 points and a Better NRR.

Pakistan Analysis

Pakistan would need to defeat England by 287 runs which seems like impossible to happen.

The last time Pakistan Qualified for Semi Final was back in the 2011 ICC Men’s World Cup. Since then Pakistan has had this issue of not being consistent which happened in the 2019 World Cup and on the Brink in the current World Cup.