Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals dwindled away as New Zealand suffered a 119-run defeat against England in match no 41 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The ENG vs NZ clash – deemed to a virtual quarter-final game for the hosts – also required New Zealand to beat England for Pakistan to have any chances of qualifying for the final-four stage. But their hopes faded with New Zealand losing frequent wickets in their run-chase to eventually lose the encounter. Twitter soon started trolling Pakistan for their failure to reach the semis. England vs New Zealand Highlights.

The semi-final scenarios for England, New Zealand and Pakistan was that England must win their final league stage game against the Black Caps to assure themselves a final-four berth. A defeat would knock them out, while New Zealand despite losing could make it to the semis courtesy their superior run-rate. But for Pakistan, the scenario was that not only must they beat Bangladesh in their final league game but also hope to New Zealand to defeat the hosts for them to qualify. CWC 2019 Semi-Final Scenarios: Pakistan Will Go All Out Against Bangladesh, Says Imam-Ul-Haq; Poor Net Run Rate Could Hurt Green Shirts.

Pakistan Have Little Chance:

But with New Zealand suffering a heavy defeat, Pakistan now has minimal or almost impossible chances of making the progression to the final-four stage. The victory took England to 12 points making them the third team after Australia and India to qualify for the semis. Meanwhile, New Zealand are currently placed fourth on 11 points and are almost through. They can be knocked out only if Pakistan managed to thrash Bangladesh by more than 315 runs. Jos Buttler Takes a Stunning Catch to Dismiss Martin Guptill During ENG vs NZ CWC19 Match, Watch Video.

Miracle Needed

Maybe Next Time!

The Plan Didn't Work Out


Leaving For Lord's or Home?

Should Be a Long Journey!

They Were Only Watching

Hopes Slipping?

If Points Could Be Found

Hope Has No Future

Bounce Bangladesh Out!

Well Bad Luck Then!

Heart-Rate Getting Faster?

Only If?

Help Me!!

— Sarcastic Patriotic Indians🇮🇳 (@SARCASTIC_PI) July 3, 2019

Everyone Knows Now?

Lets Start Praying

Not Up to Expectations?

Pakistan Fans at Riverside?

England Might Sneak Through

Earlier, Bairstow became the first England batsman and fourth in CWC 2019 to score consecutive centuries after Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first. His century and a couple of vital contributions from Jason Roy (60) and Morgan (42) helped England post 305 runs on board. In reply, New Zealand were off to a worse start when they lost Henry Nicholls for a first-ball duck in the very first over. Although Tom Latham tried with a fighting half-century, the target was too big for him to chase it down single-handedly. Mark Wood was the top bowler for England taking three wickets for just 34 runs in nine overs.

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