After a nail-biting, heart-stopping match, the Pakistan Cricket Team proved itself victorious over Sri Lanka and grabbed a spot in the semi-finals tonight, for the ICC World Champions Trophy.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to ball first, and the first innings resulted in the team restricting Sri Lanka to 236 runs; not entirely a bad score to boot. Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali claimed three wickets each whereas Amir and Fahim took in two.
The second innings were not entirely a smooth ride and by the end of nearly 30th over, the score was only reduced to 162 with 7 wickets already been taken in by the Sri lankan team. Nevertheless, the green players stood their ground and pacer Amir played an incredible supporting hand with the captain to chase down the target of 75 runs after the 45th over.
The home run was made by Sarfraz (who made a total of 51 runs in the match) with a shot of 4 closing the last quarter-final with a tremendous finish.
Pakistan is now due to face England on Wednesday, for the first semi-final of the ICC.
Our heartiest congratulations go out to the team and our fingers are crossed for day-after-tomorrow’s verdict.
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