Pakistan exit Cricket World Cup despite victory over Bangladesh

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The Black Caps are officially into the Cricket World Cup semifinals.

"Sarfaraz will remain captain and we support him", the hackers wrote. "Our target is to score big runs".

The current record is held by New Zealand, who beat Ireland in 2008 by 290 runs but Pakistan, fifth in the 10-team group, must win by more than 300 runs.

One thing's for sure, Bangladesh will have a long look at their fielding, once they're eventually done with the ongoing World Cup.

The 23-year-old got a few scores in the 30s and 40s, but couldn't go on and convert them.

Pakistan's resurgence in the World Cup looked eerily close to the 1992 Cup-winning edition before India's loss to England dented their hopes of a semifinal spot and when New Zealand went down to the hosts last night, it was nearly over for them.

Though Pakistan's openers have done well in patches, they have struggled against genuine pace, and if Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman can bowl at their best, the woes will be increased further.

A tweet by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with regard to Pakistan's chances of making the semifinals of the World Cup on Friday has caused a bit of a stir on social media.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed´s team needed to smash the world record for margin of victory in a one-day global after winning the toss to keep the dream alive, but a miracle win never looked remotely likely at a sun-drenched Lord´s.

"We have to be realistic and assess the conditions", he said. "We will do our best to get quick runs on the board".

The runoff to the Pakistanis was eerily similar to the 1992 World Cup which remains the only Cup which was won by the nation.

This is used after number of wins to decide which team goes through to the last four if they share the same points.

"It's nice to sit here and know we've beaten two of those top four teams during our campaign, which shows we are not a mile off in terms of where we are as a cricket team", he said.

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