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T20 World Cup 2022: Pakistan reached the semi-finals after losing the first two matches. All the semifinal teams in the T20 World Cup 2022 have been decided. New Zealand and England are in Group A, and India and Pakistan are in Group B. South Africa was also a strong contender on the list of semi-finals, but cricket is said to be a game of uncertainties, and today we saw it at the Oval Ground in Adelaide. After the Netherlands defeated South Africa, the path to the semifinals was cleared for both Pakistan and Bangladesh. In the end, despite losing the opening match, Pakistan confirmed their ticket to the semi-finals.

After the loss against India, Pakistan’s team also lost against Zimbabwe. After this, the doors of the semi-finals were almost closed for Pakistan, but this team got lucky, and the South African team was knocked out of the tournament after losing the match against the Netherlands. With this, the doors to the semi-finals opened for Pakistan.

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Despite losing the first two matches, how did Pakistan reach the semi-finals?

In the T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s opening game was against India. Virat Kohli’s charismatic performance helped Team India win this thrilling game by four wickets. In the next game, Zimbabwe defeats Pakistan by one run. The Pakistani team was on the verge of being eliminated from the semi-finals after losing its first two games.

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Pakistan’s final three contests were against Bangladesh, South Africa, and the Netherlands. Pakistan would have accumulated six points even if it had won these three games. The Indian team had also won its two games at the time. His final three games were against Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

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Before the match between South Africa and the Netherlands, all cricket fans believed that India and South Africa would qualify for the semi-finals from Group B, as South Africa had to play their last match against the Netherlands. South Africa had to win their last match against the Netherlands to reach the semi-finals, but the African team lost the match by 13 runs and was knocked out of the tournament.

At the same time, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in its last match. Chasing a small target in this match, Pakistan’s Rizwan got life on a score of zero, and Rizwan laid the foundation of Pakistan’s victory.