Pakistan make it five wins in a row, beat Scotland by 72 runs

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Will face Australia in T20 World Cup semis

Observer Report
Abu Dhabi

Pakistan have registered yet another convincing win and became the only side to remain unbeaten in this year’s T20 World Cup.

The Men in Green beat Scotland by 72 runs in Abu Dhabi. Babar Azam’s Pakistan scored a mammoth 189/4 and

restricted Scotland to 117/6. Pakistan will take on Australia in second semi-final on November 11 in Dubai while Eng-land face New Zealand in the first semi-final on November 10 in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam once again won the toss and opted to bat first. As usual, Pakistan openers were cautious at the start.

Rizwan fell to Hamza Tahir after the power play. He scored 15 off 19 balls. Fakhar joined Babar in the middle but the partnership was a brief one.

Fakhar (8) was dismissed after going for a big shot off Chris Greaves. The Men in Green were 60/2 at the halfway mark.

Mohammad Hafeez gave some momentum to the innings and scored 19-ball 31. Meanwhile, Babar reached fourth half-century of the compe-tition.

He became only the third batter after Former Australian legend Matthew Hayden (2007) and India’s Virat Kohli (2014) to score four fifties in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

 

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