Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam shone brightly as Pakistan kept their T20 World Cup hopes alive with a convincing seven-wicket victory over Canada on Tuesday. Facing elimination with a loss, Rizwan and Babar forged a crucial 63-run partnership for the second wicket, guiding Pakistan to a target of 107 with 15 balls remaining. Rizwan remained not out on 53 from 53 deliveries, including two fours and a six, marking his 29th T20 international half-century, while Babar contributed 33 off 33 balls with a four and a six. This win followed defeats in their initial Group A matches, including a dramatic super-over loss to the United States and a narrow six-run defeat to arch-rivals India, where they couldn't chase a modest 120. Despite Tuesday's victory at Nassau County International Stadium, the same venue where they faltered against India, Pakistan's progression to the Super Eights remains uncertain. With two points and one game remaining, they trail both India and the United States, who have four points each from two wins and are favored to advance. Canada, despite the loss, still has a chance for the Super Eights with two points from three games. Dilon Heyliger was the standout bowler for Canada, dismissing Saim Ayub and Babar Azam, both caught behind. Earlier, Pakistan's bowling attack held Canada to 106-7, with Aaron Johnson scoring a defiant 52 off 44 balls. Johnson, a 33-year-old Jamaican-born opener, started aggressively, hitting boundaries off the first two balls from Shaheen Shah Afridi. He was eventually bowled by Naseem Shah in the 14th over. Pakistan's seamers maintained pressure, with Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf taking crucial wickets. Amir ended with figures of 2-13, and Rauf with 2-26.