T20 World Cup 2024 points table after Pakistan beat Canada

The Babar Azam-led unit recorded its first win in the T20 World Cup

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Babar Azam (L) plays a shot during the match against Canada. — ICC

Pakistan defeated Canada by seven wickets in their third match of the T20 World Cup 2024 which was played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Tuesday.

This was Pakistan's first win in T20 World Cup which saw them picking two points after losing to the United States (USA) and India in Dallas and New York respectively.

After today's match in New York, here is how the T20 World Cup points table looks like

Group A

T20 World Cup 2024 Group A standings. — ESPN Cricinfo

Group B

T20 World Cup 2024 Group B standings. — ESPN Cricinfo

Group C

T20 World Cup 2024 Group C standings. — ESPN Cricinfo

Group D

T20 World Cup 2024 Group D standings. — ESPN Cricinfo

Chasing the 107-run target, Pakistan had a tough start as they failed to score a boundary in the first four overs. Saim Ayub soon departed for the pavilion after scoring just six runs, leaving the Green Shirts 20-1 in 4.2 overs.

However, Pakistan continued to play with caution as Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan formed a 63-run partnership.

Azam lost his wicket for 33 runs but Rizwan (53 off 53) remained on the pitch and took Pakistan over the line by chasing the target in 17.3 overs.

Earlier in the first innings, the day belonged to Pakistan bowlers as the Canadian batters had no answers to their attack. Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf all did their part with the ball as the Green Shirts managed to restrict Canada to 106-7 in New York.

Amir struck the first blow to Canada by removing their opener Navneet Dhaliwal in the third over by ripping the stumps with an inswinger. Shaheen continued what Amir started and took his first wicket of the day in the sixth over.

Pakistani bowlers continued their attack and kept on sending Canadian batters back to the pavilion but they struggled against Aaron Johnson, who played a valiant knock and scored 52 runs on 44 balls with the help of eight boundaries.

During the innings, Haris Rauf became just the second bowler after Shadab Khan to take 100 wickets in the shorter format for Pakistan.

Amir and Rauf bagged two wickets each while Naseem and Shaheen managed to take one each.