Mohali, March 22: New Zealand's 22-run victory over Pakistan in the World T20 at the PCA Stadium here on Tuesday (March 22) will bring relief to MS Dhoni's men. [NZ beat Pak to enter semifinal]
Till the beginning of this match, Pakistan were ranked second in the points table despite losing to India in their previous match, thanks to a better run rate. They are still sitting second but have played a match more than India, who will take Bangladesh at Bengaluru on Wednesday (March 22). If Dhoni's men maintain their dominance over Bangladesh in their next match and bag two points, Pakistan will be in a tricky position. [WT20 Schedule]
Both teams will take on Australia in their final Group 2 match on March 25 (Friday) and March 27 (Sunday), respectively. India will also be in an advantage since they will play the last match of the group and hence in a better position to do all the required calculation to make the last four.