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PAK vs CAN Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: Rizwan, Babar And Pacers Star As Pakistan Beat Canada By 7 Wickets To Stay Alive

Pakistan vs Canada T20 World Cup 2024 Highlights: Mohammad Rizwan scored a timely half-century and Babar Azam played a captain's knock as Pakistan defeated Canada by seven wickets in their must-win Group A in New York on Tuesday, keeping their hopes of reaching the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight stage alive. This was Pakistan's first win in T20 World Cup 2024 after they lost to USA, India in their first two matches.

PAK vs CAN Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: Rizwan, Babar And Pacers Star As Pakistan Beat Canada By 7 Wickets To Stay Alive

PAK vs CAN Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: Rizwan, Babar And Pacers Star As Pakistan Beat Canada By 7 Wickets To Stay Alive

Pakistan vs Canada T20 World Cup 2024 Highlights: Mohammad Rizwan scored a timely half-century and Babar Azam played a captain's knock as Pakistan defeated Canada by seven wickets in their must-win Group A in New York on Tuesday, keeping their hopes of reaching the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight stage alive.

This was Pakistan's first win in T20 World Cup 2024 after they lost to USA, India in their first two matches.

Pakistan, third in Group A with two points after one win in three matches, now have a shot at finishing in the top two if Ireland beat hosts United States on Friday and lose to Pakistan on Sunday. On the other hand, Canada, who are also on two points, need a win over India on Saturday to stay in the top-two race.

Opting to bowl, Pakistani bowlers produced a unified show to restrict Canada for a modest 106/7 despite a fighting fifty from Aaron Johnson (52).

Mohammad Amir (2-13) and Haris Rauf (2-26) led the charge for Pakistan, while Shaheen Afridi (1-21) and Naseem Shah (1-24) picked wickets at regular intervals.

Chasing a small total, Saim Ayub (6) fell early and Pakistan looked shaky at 21-1 after five overs. However, Rizwan (53 not out) and Azam (33) steadied the ship as Pakistan eventually crossed the line with 15 balls to spare.

Jun 11, 2024 23:35 IST

Right then, Pakistan are finally up and running in the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup but have they left it a bit too late? Only time will tell. Next up, the action continues in the tournament with a couple of exciting matches. First up, it will be Sri Lanka taking on Nepal in Florida and that contest will begin on Wednesday, 12 June at 5 am IST (11.30 pm GMT) and then Australia will take on Namibia in Antigua beginning at 6 am IST (12.30 am GMT). You can join us a lot sooner though for the build-up of both those games. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Jun 11, 2024 23:32 IST

The Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam?says it's a good win and credits the boys. Says they bowled well in the Powerplay and adds once you get a good start with the ball, you can always capitalise on it further.?Says that the NRR was in their mind and they aimed to finish it before 14 overs but the pitch made it a bit difficult as it was a two-paced wicket.?Further adds that?they will go with the same mindset for their last game and adds the pitch conditions are much improved?in the Caribbean as compared to these tracks.

Jun 11, 2024 23:29 IST

Saad Bin Zafar, the captain of Canada?says that the result is a bit disappointing and they wanted to play a positive brand of cricket but it was a difficult wicket to bat early on and reckons they were 25 runs short. Mentions that the opposition bowlers bowled well and they need early wickets to penetrate the middle order which didn't happen. Adds that facing high-quality sides is a learning curve for them and applauds Aaron Johnson?for his innings and reckons that the run out of Nicholas Kirton?was crucial as well.

Jun 11, 2024 23:27 IST

Mohammad Amir?is the Player of the Match. He says he is really pleased with the performance and says as a bowler you need to adapt according to the conditions and got the success.?Says he hit the right areas and got the desired success. Adds as a professional, you need to be ready for any situations. Says the plan was clear to set them up, and bring the ball back in which he succeeded. Ends up by saying it was an important win and another one just might help them for Super 8.

Jun 11, 2024 23:26 IST

The Presentation ceremony...

Jun 11, 2024 23:25 IST

Earlier in the game, Babar Azam?won the toss and opted to field first even after seeing a total being defended in the previous two games here but it was a fresh pitch and Pakistan?wanted to make the best use of it. Shaheen Afridi?was far from his best yet again and it was Mohammad Amir?who starred in the early stages of the innings with the ball after which a wayward Haris Rauf?put together a few top deliveries and got a couple of quick wickets. The big moment was the run out of in-form Nicholas Kirton?and Canada?couldn't kick on. The big man, Aaron Johnson?though played some delightful shots and powered the ball over the fence multiple times to notch up a fifty and propel Canada over 100 runs. Both teams will now have their eyes on the India vs USA clash as that could decide the fate of this group.

Jun 11, 2024 23:21 IST

Canada are now in the same boat as Pakistan?with just one win from 3 and with a game left to play. Their bowlers though were pretty solid throughout but simply could take enough wickets at the start of the chase. Jeremy Gordon?bowled a lovely spell upfront whereas Kaleem Sana?was a bit off-color and it was Dilon Heyliger?who used his height well and got that uneven bounce going and picked up a couple of wickets. The spinners didn't do much damage and were dealt with quite easily by Pakistan and in the end, Canada?were about 15 runs or so short on this demanding pitch.

Jun 11, 2024 23:16 IST

A win alas for Pakistan and a pretty comfortable one at that as well. However, there were still signs of nervousness given how the previous two games panned out and Pakistan will feel they could have won the game quicker and improved that net run rate which might be crucial when the time comes. Needing 107 for the win, Pakistan started decently with a new opening duo and Saim Ayub tried to play a few positive strokes. However, he soon fell and Pakistan had a sluggish Powerplay overall. The two stalwarts, Babar Azam?and Mohammad Rizwan?stitched together a vital stand and there were glimpses of some aggression from the skipper but it just didn't come off as he would have wanted. Babar got out with 24 runs still required but Rizwan stayed on and brought up a half-century. Fakhar Zaman?came in and walked back with just 3 runs required after which Usman Khan?came in and hit the winning runs.

Jun 11, 2024 23:15 IST
  • 2 - 107/317.4 Overs

17.3: Jeremy Gordon to Usman Khan, DONE AND DUSTED! PAKISTAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND FINALLY GET THOSE TWO CRUCIAL POINTS ON THE BOARD. Angles it into the pads, on a fuller length, Usman Khan?flicks it through widish mid-wicket for a brace and finishes off things positively for Pakistan. Also, quite interestingly,?this is the highest run chase at this venue. Pakistan with this win have just saved themselves from a huge embarrassment and also their hopes that were swinging on a knife's edge.

Jun 11, 2024 23:14 IST
  • 0 - 105/317.3 Overs

17.3: Jeremy Gordon to Usman Khan, WIDE! Banged short in length, down leg, Usman Khan?leaves. Wide called.

Jun 11, 2024 23:14 IST

Usman Khan?is the new man in.

Jun 11, 2024 23:13 IST
  • 0 - 104/317.2 Overs

17.2: Jeremy Gordon to Fakhar Zaman, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Just a consolation wicket for Canada! Jeremy Gordon?bowls it outside off on a shade fuller length, Fakhar Zaman?goes for a big slash over covers but slices it up in the air. The ball spoons over backward point where the substitute?fielder, Dilpreet Bajwa?in the deep backtracks and takes an excellent grab.?

Jun 11, 2024 23:12 IST
  • 1 - 104/217.1 Overs

17.1: Jeremy Gordon to Mohammad Rizwan, Over the wicket, slower one outside off, Mohammad Rizwan?skips down the track, swings wildly?at it, but inside edges it towards deep square leg for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 23:10 IST
  • 3 - 103/216.6 Overs

16.6: Dilon Heyliger to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller in length, on the stumps, Mohammad Rizwan?gets ahead and tucks it with the wrists through mid-wicket and hustles for the third, and gets home in time. Excellent running. Also, Rizwan completes his 50. A hard-earned one but an effective one. Just 4 needed off the last 18 balls.

Jun 11, 2024 23:10 IST
  • 1 - 100/216.5 Overs

16.5: Dilon Heyliger to Fakhar Zaman, Slants it across off from over the wicket, on a length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman?slashes it on the up towards deep extra cover for a single. 100 up for Pakistan!

Jun 11, 2024 23:09 IST
  • 1 - 99/216.4 Overs

16.4: Dilon Heyliger to Mohammad Rizwan, Short in length, on the top of off, Rizwan pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 23:09 IST
  • 1 - 98/216.3 Overs

16.3: Dilon Heyliger to Fakhar Zaman, Into the single digit now. Fuller in length, outside off, Fakhar Zaman?loses the grip of his one hand and shovels it out with one hand towards deep backward point for a single. 9 needed off 21.

Jun 11, 2024 23:08 IST
  • 0 - 97/216.2 Overs

16.2: Dilon Heyliger to Fakhar Zaman, On a fuller length, outside off, Fakhar Zaman?goes to swipe it across but misses out on the connection.

Jun 11, 2024 23:07 IST
  • 1 - 97/216.1 Overs

16.1: Dilon Heyliger to Mohammad Rizwan, Fires in on a fuller length, on the pads, Mohammad Rizwan?knocks it firmly through the right of the bowler for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 23:06 IST
  • 1 - 96/215.6 Overs

15.6: Junaid Siddiqui to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up leg-spinner outside off, and fuller in length, Mohammad Rizwan?drives it through cover-point along the ground for a single to end the over. 11 needed now off 24 balls remaining.

Jun 11, 2024 23:06 IST
  • 1 - 95/215.5 Overs

15.5: Junaid Siddiqui to Fakhar Zaman, Leg-break, outside off on a length, Fakhar Zaman?goes deep inside the crease and knocks it in front of covers for another quick single.

Jun 11, 2024 23:03 IST
  • 1 - 94/215.4 Overs

15.4: Junaid Siddiqui to Mohammad Rizwan, Over the wicket, slower, fuller and on off, Mohammad Rizwan?lunges forward and gently drives it in front of covers for a quick single.

Jun 11, 2024 23:02 IST
  • 0 - 93/215.3 Overs

15.3: Junaid Siddiqui to Mohammad Rizwan, Pushed through fuller and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan?eases it to the off side on the front foot.

Jun 11, 2024 23:02 IST
  • 2 - 93/215.2 Overs

15.2: Junaid Siddiqui to Mohammad Rizwan, At the stumps, on a length, Mohammad Rizwan?rocks back and works this one towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Jun 11, 2024 23:01 IST
  • 6 - 91/215.1 Overs

15.1: Junaid Siddiqui to Mohammad Rizwan, SIX! Rizwan shows an intent of hurry now! Junaid Siddiqui?lands this one on off, and turns it away from a fuller length, Mohammad Rizwan?skips down the track staying leg side of the ball, and lofts it inside out over deep extra cover for a maximum.

Jun 11, 2024 23:00 IST
  • 1 - 85/214.6 Overs

14.6: Dilon Heyliger to Mohammad Rizwan, One more to end a successful over for Dilon Heyliger?and Canada. Length ball, slanting it in from middle, Mohammad Rizwan?leans on and pushes it away wide of mid on for a single. 22 needed now off 30 balls.

Jun 11, 2024 22:59 IST
  • 1 - 84/214.5 Overs

14.5: Dilon Heyliger to Fakhar Zaman, Good length around the top of off stump, Fakhar Zaman?gets on the front foot and taps it away in front of covers for an easy single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:58 IST

Fakhar Zaman?is in at number 4.

Jun 11, 2024 22:57 IST
  • 0 - 83/214.4 Overs

14.4: Dilon Heyliger to Babar Azam, OUT! TAKEN! Beautiful take from Shreyas Movva?behind the stumps again and Babar Azam?gets nicked off whilst trying to be too cheeky. Just back of a length and angling in from a tight line around the off stump. Babar goes on the back foot and looks to run the ball fine and pretty late but ends up getting it off the face of the bat and down to the right of the keeper who springs across and pouches it brilliantly.

Jun 11, 2024 22:57 IST
  • 0 - 83/114.3 Overs

14.3: Dilon Heyliger to Babar Azam, Back of a length and over the stumps, Babar Azam?goes hard at this one as well but ends up misucing the ball completely and ends up hitting himself on the body with the bat.

Jun 11, 2024 22:56 IST
  • 2 - 83/114.2 Overs

14.2: Dilon Heyliger to Babar Azam, Great fielding! A low full toss, angled in on middle and leg, Babar Azam?backs away and smashes the ball to the right of mid off where Pargat Singh?dives and gets a big hand on it. The ball rolls away for a couple of runs.

Jun 11, 2024 22:55 IST
  • 0 - 81/114.1 Overs

14.1: Dilon Heyliger to Babar Azam, Banged into the deck and around off, Babar Azam?steps out and looks to muscle it back over the bowler's head but mistimes it badly on the bounce to mid off. No single there either.

Jun 11, 2024 22:54 IST
  • 0 - 81/113.6 Overs

13.6: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker and flatter around off, punched away from the crease but Rizwan can't get it through the off side.

Jun 11, 2024 22:53 IST
  • 2 - 81/113.5 Overs

13.5: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up a bit and drifted into the pads, Mohammad Rizwan?comes down the track and heaves it off the inner half of the bat wide of deep mid-wicket. The substitute fielder, Dilpreet Bajwa?gets across and dives in to save the boundary. A couple of runs are taken.

Jun 11, 2024 22:53 IST
  • 1 - 79/113.4 Overs

13.4: Saad Bin Zafar to Babar Azam, Bowled full and outside off stump, Babar Azam?comes forward and stylishly drives it away but straight to deep cover for just one more.

Jun 11, 2024 22:52 IST
  • 1 - 78/113.3 Overs

13.3: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and angled in at the pads, Mohammad Rizwan?stays back and works it past square leg for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:52 IST
  • 0 - 77/113.2 Overs

13.2: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Srops the length short and balls it at the batter, Mohammad Rizwan?steps out and jams the ball down in front of covers.

Jun 11, 2024 22:52 IST
  • 1 - 77/113.1 Overs

13.1: Saad Bin Zafar to Babar Azam, Fuller in length, speared in on leg stump, Babar Azam?comes down the pitch and drives it away through extra cover for one.

Jun 11, 2024 22:51 IST
  • 1 - 76/112.6 Overs

12.6: Kaleem Sana to Babar Azam, Full and on off stump, Babar Azam?drives it on the up straight to mid off and takes off for the single. A direct hit could have been tight.

Jun 11, 2024 22:50 IST
  • 4 - 75/112.5 Overs

12.5: Kaleem Sana to Babar Azam, FOUR! Uppish but gets it in the gap! Kaleem Sana?sees the batter advancing and shortens the length a bit and angles it well across the off stump. Babar Azam?manages to reach it and ends up slicing it behind the man at backward point for a boundary.

Jun 11, 2024 22:49 IST
  • 0 - 71/112.4 Overs

12.4: Kaleem Sana to Babar Azam, A bit of yes and no and Babar Azam?not happy with Mohammad Rizwan?there. Slightly back of a length on middle and leg, Babar miscues the shot just to the leg side and wants the single but Rizwan sends him back.

Jun 11, 2024 22:49 IST
  • 2 - 71/112.3 Overs

12.3: Kaleem Sana to Babar Azam, Good length on the pads, tucked away neatly down to fine leg for a couple of runs.

Jun 11, 2024 22:48 IST
  • 0 - 69/112.2 Overs

12.2: Kaleem Sana to Babar Azam, Bowled full and straight, right in the blockhole, Babar Azam?backs away but has to adjust and just gets his bat down in time to keep the ball out.

Jun 11, 2024 22:48 IST
  • 1 - 69/112.1 Overs

12.1: Kaleem Sana to Mohammad Rizwan, This is bowled on a fuller length and around off stump, Mohammad Rizwan?gets halfway forward and toe-ends the drive to the right of mid off for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:47 IST

Kaleem Sana?(2-0-13-0) is back into the attack. He replaces Dilon Heyliger.

Jun 11, 2024 22:46 IST
  • 1 - 68/111.6 Overs

11.6: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Looks to fire it into the legs, Mohammad Rizwan?leans ahead and gets it off the inside half of the bat to short fine leg. They pick up a quick single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:45 IST
  • 1 - 67/111.5 Overs

11.5: Saad Bin Zafar to Babar Azam, A bit quicker and on a dragged length, turning away from off stump, Babar Azam?rocks back and plays the cut well in front of square on the off side for another single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:45 IST
  • 1 - 66/111.4 Overs

11.4: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Floated up on the leg stump line, Mohammad Rizwan?gets the front leg out of the way and flicks it through square leg for a single.

Jun 11, 2024 22:44 IST
  • 0 - 65/111.3 Overs

11.3: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker and flatter now on off and middle, Mohammad Rizwan?looks to make room and cut but gets an inside edge onto the front pad.

Jun 11, 2024 22:44 IST
  • 0 - 65/111.2 Overs

11.2: Saad Bin Zafar to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower through the air and floated up a bit full on middle and turning away, Mohammad Rizwan?watchfully blocks it out.

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