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Tigers semis hope hangs in the balance
Bangladesh have a chance to reach semi-final in the T-20 World Cup Photo: BCB

Tigers semis hope hangs in the balance

Bangladesh's passionate cricket fans are all too familiar with the nerve-wracking calculations required to secure a semi-final berth. Despite a missed opportunity against South Africa in the group stage, they scraped into the Super Eights. However, their path to the knockouts remains precarious after successive defeats to India and Australia.But a glimmer of hope flickers thanks to a complex set of scenarios. Here's a breakdown of the three equations for the Tigers to roar into the semis:Equation 1: Afghanistan Upsets Australia (Achieved):This first condition miraculously came true. Afghanistan's stunning 21-run victory over Australia at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown has opened a narrow window for Bangladesh.Equation 2: Bangladesh Beats Afghanistan:Bangladesh must secure a win against Afghanistan. This victory would give them two points from three matches.Equation 3: India Downs Australia (High Improbability):India needs to overpower Australia. This win would restrict Australia to just two points from their three encounters, putting them in a precarious position.Equation 4: Bangladesh Thumps Afghanistan (The Biggest Hurdle):Here's where things get truly challenging. Bangladesh's win over Afghanistan needs to be by a significant margin. This scenario would create a three-way tie between Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Australia, all on two points.The biggest obstacle lies in achieving the near-impossible: defeating two in-form teams (India and Australia) consecutively. Bangladesh's dream of reaching the semi-finals hangs by a thread, heavily reliant...

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