PAK vs CAN Highlights: Pakistan Beat Canada To Taste First Win Of T20 World Cup 2024

PAK vs CAN Highlights: Pakistan beat Canada by 7 wickets in match number 22 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. While Canada were restricted to 106/7 in their 20 overs, the Men in Green chased down the target with 15 balls remaining.

Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf were the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as they finished with two wickets apiece. Amir, in particular, was miserly with the ball as well, scalping 2 wickets for 13 runs off his 4 overs. Rauf conceded 26. For Canada, Aaron Johnson top-scored with 52 off 44 deliveries but that didn’t allow them to score a total that would challenge Pakistan.

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For the Babar Azam-led side, Mohammad Rizwan, learning his lesson from the India match, finished off the match for Pakistan. He scored a run-a-ball 53 and remained unbeaten till the end. Captain Babar scored 33 off 33 as Pakistan pulled off the highest successful run chase at this venue which has produced low-scoring affairs so far.

Pakistan In Must-Win Situation

Pakistan found themselves in a must-win situation after losing their first two matches against USA and India respectively. They needed to win both their matches against Canada and Ireland, the first of which they have won. They now need to beat Ireland while also hope that India hands a defeat of a substantial margin to USA to dent their net run rate (NRR).

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Even if Pakistan manage to beat Ireland and USA lose both their remaining games, the two two teams from this group, who are slated to qualify might have to be decided by NRR with India seemingly ahead in the qualification race with two wins from two matches.

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