Pakistan defeated Scotland by 72 runs on the back of magnificent half centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik
Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra have heaped praise on Pakistan team after the Men in Green qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Pakistan defeated Scotland by 72 runs on the back of magnificent half centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik on Sunday to set-up a Twenty20 World Cup semi-final clash against Australia.
“Try to keep the trophy in the subcontinent, neighbours,” tweeted Chopra.
Meanwhile, Laxman stated that Pakistan’s “semifinal opponents Australia have been forewarned”.
Pakistan continue to impress & excite. The only unbeaten team in the World Cup overwhelm Scotland, the evergreen Shoaib taking one's breath away with a special half-century. They have all bases beautifully covered, semifinal opponents Australia have been forewarned! #T20WorldCup— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 7, 2021
Skipper Babar scored a polished 47-ball-66 for his 24th fifty in Twenty20 internationals, and his fourth in five matches, while Malik smashed an 18-ball 54 not out as Pakistan posted 189-4 in their 20 overs against Scotland.
Scotland were never in hunt as they managed 117-6 with Richie Berrington fighting a lone hand during his 37-ball 54 not out with four boundaries and a six.
The victory gave Pakistan five wins in as many games, topping the Group 2 with ten points.
They now face Australia in the second semi-final in Dubai on Thursday.
England will face New Zealand in the first semi-final in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.