Imran believes Pakistan can win WC final

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

Chairman PTI Imran Khan expressed high hopes for the Pakistan national cricket team winning the Twenty20 World Cup currently underway in Aus-tralia.

“I’m confident that Pakistan has a team capable of winning the World Cup InshAllah,” Imran Khan said, speaking to Piers Morgan in his ‘TalkTV’ show on Wednesday.

Expressing joy over the exciting win of the Men in Green in a thrill-packed match, Imran Khan said it is a repeat of the 1992 World Cup, as “We beat New Zealand in the semifinal and then we played England in the final.”

The entire country is celebrating the win, Khan said smilingly, adding the win has given a much-needed boost to the Green Shirts as they are now looking forward to the final.

“I think our team looks good. I think we might just win the final.”

The Babar Azam-led team won the semi-finals by seven wickets. The Black Caps had set a 153-run target for Pakistan which the Men in Green chased down with ease.

Skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan had a 105-run partnership. It was in the 12th over that New Zealand dismissed Babar for 53 to end the partnership. At that point, Pakistan required 47 from 43 balls.

But by then, the Men In Green had already gained much ground. Rizwan and Mohammad Haris kept the scoreboard ticking until the wicketkeeper was dismissed via run out at 57.

Haris was caught at short fine leg on the last ball of the 19th over. Right in the next over, Pakistan won the match by seven wickets.

The Men In Green will now face either England or India — who will face off tomorrow. Earlier, Daryl Mitchell’s half-century helped New Zealand set a 153-run target after New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson opted to bat first.—Agencies

 

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