In the 2023 Asia Cup, there have been some surprising twists. India has already made it to the final by convincingly beating Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s chances of reaching the final are still possible, even though they suffered a big loss to India.
On Monday, Pakistan had a tough time against India, losing by a huge 228-run margin. This loss put Pakistan in a difficult position, but they’re not out of the competition just yet.
Before facing India, Pakistan had a strong win against Bangladesh in the Super Four stage. However, Pakistan has only one more match left in this stage, and it’s a crucial one against Sri Lanka.
Right now, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have 2 points each after playing two Super Four matches. The upcoming Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka match on Thursday is essentially a semifinal. The winner of this match will get the chance to play against India in the final.
But here’s the twist: if the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka match is affected by rain and ends without a result, Sri Lanka will go to the final because they have a better net run rate. Sri Lanka’s net run rate is -0.200, while Pakistan’s is -1.892.
The situation is very intense as Pakistan and Sri Lanka prepare for this crucial match. It’s a must-win game for both teams, and a spot in the Asia Cup 2023 final is on the line.