The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is currently underway in South Africa. One can see exciting matches in this tournament.
Pakistan and West Indies team were facing each other in this world cup. The match was very exciting till the last over.
End of the match, West Indies kept their semi-final hopes alive after edging out Pakistan by 3 runs in a Group B match at the Boland Park in Paarl. Chasing a target of 117, Pakistan were restricted to 113/5.
Cricket is a game of uncertainty. What will be the result in the last over? No one can say for sure. Sometimes the batting team wins and sometimes the bowling team wins.
No matter how aggressively you play cricket, one ball is enough to change the match.
This is what happened in the West Indies vs Pakistan match. Pakistan team won the match lost.
Pakistan needed 18 runs
Pakistan’s victory against the West Indies looked certain. In the last over, Pakistan needed 18 runs to win. Importantly, Pakistan had 6 wickets left. They had complete freedom to take risks. Pakistan team started the over in a strong prediction.
This is how the last over started
4 runs on the first ball, 1 run on the second ball, 4 runs on the third ball Pakistan scored 9 runs in the first 3 balls. That means Pakistan needed 9 runs off the last 3 balls to win. They had 6 wickets to spare. Pakistan was determined to win.
That’s where the game turned
On the fourth ball, the Pakistani batsman hit a boundary again. The excitement had reached its peak. Pakistan’s victory seemed certain. Everything seemed in favor of Pakistan. At the same time, the game turned. Pakistan lost their wicket on the next 5th ball. This was Pakistan’s fifth wicket of the match. This wicket revived the West Indies.
Need a six off the last ball
Pakistan needed 5 runs off the last ball to win. A six was enough for the win. The match was at an exciting turn. From the commentary box, the spectators present on the ground were curious about the outcome of the match.
Defeated by just 3 runs
The last ball hit the pads of the Pakistani batsman. 1 run scored. Thus the Pakistan team lost by 3 runs. The impact of this defeat was clearly visible on the face of the Pakistani commentator. Batting first, the West Indies team scored 116 runs for 6. Pakistan team scored 113 for 5.
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