Twitter reactions: Bowlers shine as Pakistan beat Bangladesh to qualify for semifinals – T20 World Cup 2022

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  • Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 5 wickets to reach the semifinals of T20 World Cup 2022.

  • Shaheen Afridi returned with impressive figures of 4-0-22-4.

Twitter reactions: Bowlers shine as Pakistan beat Bangladesh to qualify for semifinals – T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan beat Bangladesh to reach semifinals (Image Source: Twitter)

Pakistan have sealed the semifinal birth with a five-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Pakistan’s chances to reach the semis were in doubt, but South Africa’s loss to the Netherlands confirmed India’s qualification and opened the doors for both Bangladesh and Pakistan to contest for a place in the semis.

Batting first, Bangladesh started well, scoring 70 runs in the first 10 overs and were cruising towards a decent total. However, the 11th over from Shadab Khan shifted the momentum in favour of Pakistan with back-to-back wickets in the form of Soumya Sarkar and captain Shakib Al Hasan, whose dismissal set social media on fire.

Bangladesh could not recover from that over as they only managed 57 in their last 10 overs, finishing with just 127/8 on the board. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers for the Men in Green, bagging a four-wicket haul for 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

In reply, Pakistan also had a decent start, with Babar Azam (25) and Mohammad Rizwan (32) adding 57 runs for the opening wicket.

After the tenth over, Bangladesh created chances, but luck wasn’t favourable as balls fell in no-man’s-land, and some overthrows also cost them. The real stars in the chase for Pakistan were Mohammad Haris (31) and Shan Masood (24 not out), who held their nerves and ensured that Men in Green book a spot in the semis.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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