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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has admitted that his side will need to score a record-breaking 500 or 550 against Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday in order to have any chance of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals.
Pakistan have to beat Bangladesh by over 300 runs, and if Bangladesh decide to bat first, then the men in green will have no chance of advancing to the last four.
Despite the near impossible situation his side faces, Sarfraz vowed that they will give it their all.
“Obviously we are here to win all the matches,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “We will do our best to win the last game as well. We will do our best but we need to be realistic.
“If you score 600, 500 or 400 on a pitch then you think you can get the other team out for 50? It will be tough, but we will still give it a try.
“The target is in front of us, there are no secrets that [we have] to score 500, 550 and then win by a 316-run margin. But, if you look at the tournament, then realistically it is a 280-300 tournament.”