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Pakistan Eliminated from T20 World Cup 2024 After Rain Abandons Crucial Match

Pakistan Eliminated from T20 World Cup 2024 After Rain Abandons Crucial Match

Lauderhill, June 14, 2024, The Europe Today: Pakistan’s journey in the T20 World Cup 2024 came to a premature end on Friday after the United States vs. Ireland match was abandoned due to heavy rain at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida.

The crucial match saw the ground staff working tirelessly for hours to dry the field, but their efforts were thwarted by a persistent downpour. As a result, the match was called off, and both the United States and Ireland were awarded one point each.

This outcome propelled the United States to the Super 8 stage of the tournament with a total of five points, leaving Pakistan unable to surpass them in the standings. Despite a promising start to their campaign, the Green Shirts’ hopes were dashed by the weather and their earlier performances.

The United States commenced their T20 World Cup campaign with a victory against neighboring Canada and followed it up with another win against Pakistan. In contrast, Pakistan suffered defeats at the hands of both the United States and India, sealing their fate.

Ireland, who played two innings during the tournament, faced defeats in both their matches against India and Canada. Their shared point with the United States on Friday was not enough to advance.

With India also qualifying from Group A, Pakistan, Ireland, and Canada will exit the tournament after completing their group matches. Pakistan has one remaining match against Ireland, but it is now a dead rubber as their elimination is confirmed.

Reflecting on Pakistan’s recent T20 World Cup performances, they reached the semi-finals in 2021, where they were defeated by Australia, and went all the way to the final in 2022, only to lose to England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Historically, Pakistan has reached the T20 World Cup semi-finals six times – in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2021, and 2022 – the most by any team. However, this marks their first group-stage exit since 2016 and only their third overall.

As Pakistan bows out of the 2024 T20 World Cup, fans will look back at the highs and lows of their campaign, hoping for a stronger comeback in future tournaments.