T20 World Cup | Twitter reacts as Pakistan marches to the semi-finals unbeaten after beating Scotland

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Pakistan recorded a stunning 72-point win against Scotland in Sharjah on Sunday and marched to the semi-final with five straight Super 12 wins. For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik scored a solid fifty and helped the their team to reach 189/4 in the match.

After winning the draw, Pakistan opted to beat first, and opener Mohammad Rizwan (15) teamed up for a 35-point stand alongside Babar Azam before the first fell to Hamza Tahir in the seventh over. Fakhar Zaman, who came out to beat the number 3, couldn’t contribute much to Pakistan’s innings as he only managed 8 points out of 13 balls.

However, Mohammad Hafeez smashed 31 of 19 balls and accelerated innings in the middle overs before starting in the 15th over. Captain Babar Azam remained solid at one end and scored a 66-ball 47 before being sent off in the 18th over. At the end of the innings, Shoaib Malik stole the show as he smashed an undefeated 54 out of 18 and led his team to 189/4. Notably, Malik’s 54 to 18 ball is the fastest joint in the 2021 T20 World Cup. For Scotland, Chris Greaves pushed aside two wickets, while Hamza Tahir and Safyaan Sharif each took one wicket.

In pursuit of 190 lanes, Scotland was limited to 117/6 after a disciplined bowling performance by Pakistani spinners. Shadab Khan pushed aside two wickets to concede just 14 of his four overs, while Imad Wasim gave away just 17 points in his full share of overs. Pacers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi took a wicket each and helped their team claim their fifth consecutive Super 12 win. For Scotland, Richie Berrington (54 * out of 37 balls) was the only warrior for his team.

Pakistan will face Australia in the second semi-final in Dubai on 11 November.

That “thunk” when the ball hits his club

The man was not lying when he said this

Look at that crowd OMG

Always reliable captain

What a ride from Pakistan

Lmao who did this?

Brilliant campaign

haha

Pakistani fans right now

The last one lol

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