Pakistan, who won the toss and elected to bat first, need to beat Bangladesh by at least 311 runs in the game to improve on their current net run-rate (NRR) to qualify for the semi-finals. Presently, Pakistan is in fifth place with a NRR of -0.792, in comparison to New Zealand which is placed at 4th position on the points table with a NRR of +0.175.
While the target for the mammoth win looked improbable right from the start, Pakistan getting off to a modest start with their batting didn't help the matter.
Netizens though decided to have their own share of fun during the enthusiastically watched encounter, and #PAKvBAN was soon trending with more than 63,000 tweets.
Twitterians posted memes to mock how the Pakistani batsmen failed to live up to expectations.
Miracles do happen., 🤣🤣🤣— Kaynaat (@Kaynaat32685906) July 5, 2019
But there is no tree around the ground in lords and if this happens it is considered as a "CHAKKA" 🤣🤣🤣
On 16 June, the Pakistan cricket team faced heavy trolling after losing to arch rivals India, who have now qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup, which is being held in England.