Miracle saves Pakistan, as they qualify for the Semi's -- Post match Review

Pakistan cricket team Champions trophy 2017
CARDIFF: Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz Ahmed and tail-ender batsman Mohammad Amir rescued Pakistan on a late fightback to take Pakistan to an unbelievable three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

The win has taken Pakistan into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy after 8 years. The last time Pakistan played the semi’s in CT was back in 2009. The Green Shirts are now set to face the strongest team of this year’s CT, England on Wednesday at the same ground of Wales, Cardiff.

The last match of group stage in CT 2017 between Pakistani’s and the Lankan’s was a true nail-bitter and did produce some outstanding results. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bowling out Sri Lanka on 236, Pakistan had a low target of only 237. Everything was going just fine, it was actually going really great till mid-order once again collapsed. Yupp… You know… It’s Pakistani Cricket. We can’t just win a game without almost losing it.

The brilliant find of CT 2017, Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant 50 off just 36 balls. The openers added 74 runs for the first wicket with Azhar falling on 34.

But as usual, the mid-order collapsed again. Pakistan were 7 wickets down for just 162.

Well then that’s when the hero’s of today’s match came in and contributed a much needed 75-run partnership which obviously took Pakistan to an incredible victory.

This was the final game of group stage, and was basically a mini quarterfinal. The winner (Pakistan) will now face any teams worst nightmare, England on Wednesday.

Pakistan started their CT 2017 campaign with a pathetic loss to arch-rivals, India but they as usual bounced back with a mind blowing victory of the top ranked team, South Africa. Can you believe it? A No. 8 (Lowest Ranked Team) beats a No. 1 team. This was considered an upset by most true cricket lovers around the world including most Pakistanis.

Schedule of remaining CT
Pakistan vs England, Wednesday, June 14th, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
India vs Bangladesh, Thursday, June 15th, Edgbaston Ground, Birmingham.
TBD vs TBD, Sunday, June 18th, The Oval.

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