Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in what will be the final ICC Champions Trophy 2017 group match. Monday’s recreation at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff is a virtual quarter-final with the winning group qualifying for the semi-finals.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka head into their concluding group Champions Trophy group match realizing it’s a digital ‘quarter-final’ after producing two of the match’s largest upsets to this point.
Monday’s match in Cardiff has the look of a ‘dead rubber’ about it after Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and Champions Trophy title-holders India of their opening Group B match.
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However now, within the phrases of Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, the ultimate spherical of fixtures on this pool are a “must-win game for all of us within the group”.
Sri Lanka too suffered an nearly as heavy a loss in happening by 96 runs to South Africa first up in a match that includes the world’s high eight one-day international groups.
However Pakistan bounced again to beat top-ranked South Africa by 19 runs on Wednesday at Edgbaston — the bottom the place that they had succumbed so to India simply days earlier.
Their campaigns again on observe after upset wins, Pakistan and Sri Lanka face one another of their concluding Champions Trophy group match in a digital ’quarterfinal’ in Cardiff on Monday.
Each the groups misplaced their opening matches however bounced again into reckoning after producing two of the match’s largest upsets to this point.
Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing by the hands of arch-rivals and defending champions India however then notched up an upset win over world primary aspect South Africa to remain alive.
Sri Lanka too suffered a heavy 96-run defeat at the hands of South Africa however got here up with a surprising batting present to shock India by seven wickets to position themselves in competition for a semifinal berth.
Pakistan bowlers, except for Mohammad Amir, have been hammered by the top-order Indian batsmen however they made amends towards South Africa whose batting line-up has a number of match-winners like A B de Villiers and Hashim Amla.
Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim (2/20) and paceman Hasan Ali (3/24) bowled superbly to limit the Proteas to a meagre 219 for 8.
The Pakistani aspect also had the posh of taking part in in entrance of a partisan crowd in Birmingham. It’s unlikely to have the identical help in Cardiff tomorrow and it should be seen how a lot it impacts on the group performance.
“The group was supporting us and that’s why the players have been boosted,” captain Sarfraz Khan had said after the win towards the Proteas.
Sri Lanka looked pedestrian of their opening recreation defeat by the hands of South Africa, failing collectively within the absence of their captain Angelo Mathews.
The return of Mathews appeared to have impressed the Lankans of their match towards India as they pulled off a dramatic win over
the defending champions who apparently had no chinks of their armour till the loss.