Rohit Sharma-led Indian team locked horns against South Africa in the 30th match of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first at the bouncy turf of the Perth Stadium. Batting first, the Indians could manage to score only 133 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

While chasing the target, South Africans comfortably in 19.4 overs to win the register their second win in the tournament and reach to the top of the table. This defeat of the Indian team has also closed the doors of knockouts for their neighbors, Pakistan. But, there are still a few mathematicians who have calculated the scenario for Pakistan’s place in the semi-finals. So, without further ado, here we will have a look at the possible scenarios for Pakistan to reach the knockouts.

Here’s how Pakistan can still reach the semi-finals

Scenario 1: If Pakistan wins both of their remaining games and the clash between South Africa and Netherlands gets washed out, it might increase the chances for the men in green to make a cut to the semis.

Scenario 2: If Pakistan wins both of their games and India’s remaining matches get washed out then the way for Pakistan will be quite smoother to the knockout round of the tournament.

Speaking of the match between India and South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav was the only batter for India who played a struggling and well-fought knock of 68 runs off just 40 balls with six boundaries and four maximums to his name. Other than him, none of the Indian batters could cross the mark of 20 runs. Lungi Ngidi, who replaced Tabraiz Shamsi in the playing XI against India, impressed everyone with his stunning bowling performance with four wickets by conceding 29 runs in his quota of four overs.

While chasing the target, the Proteas easily touched the finishing line after a bit of struggle in the beginning. David Miller and Aiden Markram’s knocks of 59 and 52 runs helped their team to chase down the target in 19.4 overs to win the match by five wickets.

It is also the first loss for the Indian team in the tournament following their two successive wins against Pakistan and Netherlands respectively.

Here’s the scenario for Pakistan to still reach the knockouts after India’s defeat against South Africa