In the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Pakistan secured a crucial victory against New Zealand, defeating them by 21 runs in the 35th and important match of the tournament. This victory earned Pakistan 2 valuable points.
With this win, Pakistan has moved up to the fifth position on the points table with 2 valuable points, and their run rate has also improved, turning positive.
To qualify for the semi-finals, Pakistan is currently on a winning streak. Not only are Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals intact, but they have also become stronger. However, it is important to note that Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semi-finals also depend on the outcome of the match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. If New Zealand wins, Pakistan will have a better chance of success due to their higher run rate, and they will need to secure a convincing victory against England.
India and South Africa have already reached the semi-finals, while Afghanistan is in the last-four race. Afghanistan is currently in the eighth position with 8 points, but they have two matches remaining. If they lose both matches, they will finish the tournament with 8 points. However, if they win at least one match, their semi-final qualification will depend on their run rate, which is currently trailing.
In the points table, India leads with 14 points, followed by South Africa in second place and Australia in third. New Zealand is in the fourth position, Pakistan in fifth, and Afghanistan in sixth place. Defending champions England are at the bottom of the table in the tenth position.