In the Over40s Global Cricket Cup, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, and the USA have all punched their tickets to the semi-finals, setting the stage for an exciting showdown.
In a thrilling encounter at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan took on the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE won the toss and chose to bat first, but their decision didn’t yield the desired results. They were bundled out for a paltry 80 runs, with Abdul Qadir playing a pivotal role, claiming four crucial wickets. This outstanding performance marked Pakistan’s seventh consecutive victory in the tournament, showcasing their dominance.
In another crucial match, Australia locked horns with Nepal at the Moin Khan Academy. Nepal, batting first, managed to put up a total of 183 runs in their allotted 45 overs. However, Australia comfortably chased down the target with seven wickets in hand and a substantial 18 overs to spare, securing their spot in the semi-finals.
With these results, the semi-final matchups have been firmly established. Fans can look forward to a highly anticipated clash between Pakistan and Australia, promising an exhilarating contest. On the other side of the bracket, the West Indies will face off against the USA, setting the stage for another thrilling encounter.
The journey to the semi-finals was an eventful one, with Pakistan, West Indies, and the USA securing their places earlier. Pakistan maintained their unbeaten streak by delivering a convincing 157-run victory over Hong Kong at the National Bank Stadium. Meanwhile, the West Indies asserted their dominance with a commanding 103-run win over Canada, thanks to Lawrence Farnum’s century and Beesham Seepersaud’s four-wicket haul. The USA had a comfortable victory over Nepal, the only team without a point in the tournament, winning by nine wickets.
As the excitement builds, cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the thrilling semi-final clashes that will determine who will compete for the coveted Over40s Global Cricket Cup title.