The 2023 Asia Cup has taken some unexpected turns. India defeated Sri Lanka with ease to go to the championship game. Even though Pakistan lost badly to India, they still have a chance to make it to the championship game.
Pakistan struggled against India on Monday, losing by a lopsided 228-run score. Pakistan is in a bad situation as a result of this defeat, but they are still in the race.
Pakistan earned a commanding victory over Bangladesh at the Super Four stage prior to playing India. However, Pakistan still has one critical match against Sri Lanka before the end of this round.
After two Super Four games, Pakistan and Sri Lanka currently tie with two points each. Thursday’s game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is effectively a semifinal. The winner of this game will have the opportunity to compete against India in the championship.
The twist is that Sri Lanka will advance to the championship match if Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s game is postponed due to rain because they have a higher net run rate. Pakistan has a net run rate of -1.892, while Sri Lanka’s is -0.200.
The tension is high as Pakistan and Sri Lanka get ready for this important game. A position in the Asia Cup 2023 final is on the line, hence both teams must win this game.