Watch: The Netherlands and Pakistan teams exchanged words of encouragement ahead of the latter’s T20 World Cup game against Bangladesh, with each side doing the other a favour with final-day victories.
At the start of the day, Pakistan’s T20 World Cup hopes rested on one of Netherlands or Zimbabwe upsetting either South Africa or India, with them also needing to beat Bangladesh. For the Netherlands, while their semi-final hopes were over, wins for them, Pakistan and India would guarantee them fourth place in group, giving them automatic qualification for the next T20 World Cup.
When Netherlands beat the Proteas in a significant upset, they exchanged thumbs up and smiles with Pakistan. “Make sure you win so we finish fourth,” Tom Cooper could be heard saying.
Pakistan did win, giving Netherlands 2024 T20 World Cup hopes a significant boost.
Watch Netherlands and Pakistan encourage each other below:
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