Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals took an unexpected turn when South Africa defeated New Zealand by a margin of 190 runs. This result has opened up a pathway for Pakistan to potentially secure a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.
In their most recent match, Pakistan achieved a resounding victory over Bangladesh, winning by seven wickets. This win has kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive, despite a series of four consecutive losses that had previously dampened their early successes against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
Currently, Pakistan is in fifth place with six points. To advance to the next stage of the tournament, they need a strategic combination of outcomes. Specifically, they must win their two remaining crucial matches against New Zealand and England and also rely on specific results in other games.
If New Zealand loses their two remaining matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, then Pakistan can qualify for the semi-finals by securing victories in their remaining fixtures. As of November 2, 2023, the question of whether Pakistan can still qualify for the World Cup semi-finals remains open, with the outcome depending on both their performance and the results of other matches.