Pakistan team reached the semi-finals of T20 World Cup after defeating Bangladesh. In the match played in Adelaide, Australia, Bangladesh had given Pakistan a target of 128 runs to win, which the green shirts achieved with 11 balls left for the loss of 5 wickets. Pakistan’s batting opening pair, Babar and Rizwan, struggled on a pitch where batting was difficult.
Muhammad Haris, the young man who came to play at number 4, changed the game as soon as he came back today and played an innings of 31 runs off 18 balls; he hit two sixes and a four. In the previous match, too, he scored 28 runs off 11 balls against the highly-rated bowling attack of South Africa. This is the same Mohammad Haris whose selection was being criticized and raised questions about whose slip it is.
When Haris’s name came in the World Cup squad, there was a lot of talk about why he was kept in the reserve players and why Sarfraz Ahmed, the former captain of Pakistan, was not included in the team. But today, Muhammad Haris proved his talent, and Haris also played an essential role in taking Pakistan to the semi-finals.