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Qualification scenario: Pakistan’s required margin of victory against England

After their win over Sri Lanka, New Zealand have 10 points and occupy the fourth and final knockout berth

Qualification scenario: Pakistan’s required margin of victory against England PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan will need to go all out in their final World Cup group fixture with England on Saturday despite facing a near impossible task to qualify for the semi-finals.

After their win over Sri Lanka, New Zealand have 10 points and occupy the fourth and final knockout berth with a net run rate of +0.743.

Pakistan, fifth in the table with eight points and a net run rate of +0.036 , will have to beat England by around 287 runs while batting first or by about 284 balls to spare while chasing the target.

 

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— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 9, 2023