South Africa has qualified for the ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals.
Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan have eight points each.
Pakistan needs to beat England on November 11.
South Africa became the second team to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals on Saturday as a result of Pakistan defeating New Zealand on Saturday in Bengaluru.
The Proteas, with 12 points from seven games so far, join hosts India in booking a place in the last four.
Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan have eight points each but all four will be unable to match the 12 of South Africa in the last week of group games.
Meanwhile, Australia can move ahead of South Africa in the table if they win the remaining three games and the Proteas lose two.
Australia are currently facing England and if they beat them, they will be at 10 points in the competition.
It should be mentioned that in the 35th game of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Men in Green defeated New Zealand by 21 (DLS method) runs.
Even with the victory, Pakistan’s route to the World Cup semifinal is still challenging because they are still reliant on the outcomes of Afghanistan and New Zealand.
As much as the Men in Green need Pakistan to defeat England on November 11 in Kolkata and hope that Sri Lanka performs well against the Black Caps on November 9 in Bengaluru, they also need Afghanistan to lose one of their final two games, ideally against South Africa or Australia. This is because the Afghans have the same number of points (8) as Babar Azam’s team despite playing one fewer game.