Semi-Final Miracle.

Pakistan has miraculously-for the umpteenth time-managed to squeeze into the semi-finals as the cricketing gods decided to intervene on what turned out to be a glorious Sunday for Pakistani cricket fans. Pakistan are back, but the credit for this comeback cannot just be attributed to the men in green. Had it not been for the gargantuan upset of South Africa at the hands of the Netherlands, the team would have been preparing for the flight back home.

The team had a spring in its step in the crucial game against Bangladesh after learning of South Africa's shock defeat earlier during the day. Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi registered career-best figures of 4-22 to seal Pakistan's position in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a five-wicket win over Bangladesh.

Chasing a modest 128 for victory in Adelaide, Pakistan achieved their target with 11 balls to spare and join arch-rivals India in the final four from Group 2. The qualification is also a...

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