Kolkata: Pakistan have been officially knocked out from the World Cup 2023 after England crossed the 102-run mark in match number 44 of the tournament at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday, November 11.
Babar Azam’s Pakistan needed to win the match by a 287-run margin or chase down any target in around 3 overs. However, both these tasks were mathematically impossible.
With Ben Stokes and Joe Root firing in the middle, England looked set to cross the 300-run mark. The cut-off over to chase a 301-run target is 6.1 overs (37 balls), which was also impossible.
As a result, New Zealand have qualified as the fourth and final semi-finalists of the World Cup 2023.
In a recap of the 2019 semi-final, India will again clash against New Zealand. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15.
Australia and South Africa will go against each other in the second semi-final which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, November 16.