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How can Pakistan qualify for the World Cup semi-finals?

Pakistan is currently on 9 points with a match left against Bangladesh

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England joined India and Australia in the semi-finals of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup with a 119-run win over New Zealand at Chester-le-Street.

New Zealand and Pakistan are still in the running for the final spot in the semi-finals race.

New Zealand’s defeat to England has ended their campaign at 11 points on the World Cup points table.

Pakistan is currently on 9 points with a match left against Bangladesh at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday.

Teams receive two points for a win and one point for a tie or no-result washout.

If two sides are level on points at the end of the group stage, the one that has won more games goes through.

If they remain level, the side with the superior net run-rate advances. In the unlikely event they still cannot be separated, then the result of their match against each other will be a tie-breaker.

The Men in Green will have to either make 400 runs and dismiss Bangladesh for 84 runs or make 350 runs and dismiss the tigers for 38 runs to go ahead of New Zealand in the net run rate and qualify for the semi-finals.

If Bangladesh bats first, Pakistan stands no chance of qualifying for the semi-final.