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    Default Pakistan need big win against Netherlands

    Younis Khan

    What once looked like a walk in the park for Pakistan to the next stage of the

    ICC World Twenty20 Championship is now become a tad tougher.

    Defeat to the Netherlands on Tuesday, and Younis Khan's men will be forced

    to take an early flight home.

    Even a simple win alone will not suffice for them, as all teams in Group B will

    be tied on two points each.

    The tie-breaker applied will be Nett Run Rate (NRR).

    The men in green, with a current negative NRR 2.40, thus need to win big to

    surpass the Netherlands' NRR of +0.050.

    What exactly do the numbers, calculated in precision to the 4th decimal

    place, say?

    Here are the possibilities:

    An abandoned match

    In the unlikely case the match is called off without a ball being bowled,

    Pakistan will be out of the tournament with just one point from two games;

    the Netherlands will have three, and England two.

    A Netherlands victory

    The 2007 runners-up will be out of the tournament without a point from two


    Pakistan Win

    The calculations get really complicated in a truncated match. Assuming it will

    be a full 20-over per side game, here is what Pakistan will need to do to

    finish ahead of the Netherlands on NRR.

    Scenario 1: Pakistan bat first

    No tables or calculations are needed in this case. Pakistan will need to win by

    at least 25 runs to make it to the Super Eights stage.

    Scenario 2: If the Netherlands bat first

    If the Netherlands bat first, the men in green will need to reach the victory

    target with 2.3 to 4.3 overs to spare, depending on the target.

    The Bottomline

    The task ahead of Pakistan then is not very tough. The more runs they

    score, or the lower they restrict the Netherlands to, the easier it will be for

    them to progress to the next stage.

    However, we should remember no one thought the Netherlands could beat

    England, and the giant-killers from the land of tulips will not be lacking in

    motivation. After all, the prize is a historic ticket to the Super Eights!

    Younis Khan and his men will certainly try their best to lord it over the

    Netherlands on Tuesday at Lord's!

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    yeah!!!! best of luck to them.................
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    i can only wish them a luck. but i dont see pakistan making it to the last eight..



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    its really to be said that they need to win the game coz of entering into super eight...

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    win is a must
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