Pakistan kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive by beating South Africa in the crucial T20 World Cup 2022 match. Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram is very pleased with the way Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan fought for Pakistan in this game. He praised Iftikhar a lot.
Hitting first against South Africa, Pakistan scored 185 runs in 20 overs allowed for the loss of 9 wickets. In this match, Mohammad Haris was included in the team in place of injured Fakhar Zaman and he hit a lot. Haris made 28 runs on 11 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from this, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed also took the team to a big score by scoring half centuries.
Iftikhar scored 53 points on just 35 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes. During it, he also hit a 106-yard long six. On the other hand, Shadab Khan scored 53 points from just 22 balls.
Iftikhar Hit Under Pressure – Wasim Akram
After the match, Wasim Akram said, “Iftikhar hit very well. The number on which he came to hit, at that time, four team wickets had fallen. From there, Pakistan scored 185 points and credit goes to Iftikhar who they beat hugely under pressure. He hit the longest six in the Super-12 which was 106 yards. It’s his third or fourth half-century in Australia. Shadab Khan also performed very well with him.
Suffice to say that Pakistan’s hopes of going to the semi-finals are still alive. If the Netherlands team defeats South Africa or the match is canceled due to rain, then instead of South Africa, Pakistan will go to the semi-finals. On the other hand, even if Zimbabwe beat India, Pakistan’s chances would still be there.