Pakistan just suffered a major blow as India defeated them by a score of 228 runs in an Asia Cup 2023 match. This not only hurt their net run rate, which is at -1.892, but also made it more difficult for them to advance to the championship game.
Pakistan’s path to the Asia Cup 2023 Final is clear: they must triumph in their final Super Four match against Sri Lanka on September 14. However, the result of the match between India and Sri Lanka on September 12 is crucial since the victor obtains an edge.
India may clinch the last available berth by winning both of their remaining matches, which they play against Bangladesh in another Super Four game on September 15. Pakistan must defeat Sri Lanka on Thursday in order to claim the other final spot.
Sri Lanka will claim the final slot if they triumph over both Pakistan and India. In this case, Pakistan’s future depends on Bangladesh defeating India. Either India or Sri Lanka must lose both of their remaining games in order to improve their prospects.
Pakistan’s net run rate will be crucial in their quest to reach the final if these circumstances do not occur.