Asia Cup 2022 India and Pakistan might still clash at the summit on September 11 in Dubai.
While it will be their third encounter.
Therefore, they previously faced each other last Sunday (August 28), with India defeating Pakistan by a margin of five wickets.
Pakistan Win & Rizwan the batter
Meanwhile, On Sunday, Pakistan defeated India by five wickets in a T20 Asia Cup, “Super 4“. Hence match after Mohammad Rizwan scored an aggressive 71.
Chasing 182 to win, Pakistan accomplished the feat with one ball remaining. Therefore, thanks to a crucial 73-run partnership between Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz, who scored 42.
However, After reaching his second consecutive fifty, Rizwan was out in the 17th over. Therefore Pakistan was still victorious over Khushdil Shah and Asif Ali in the final.
Asif was batting he put an easier catch in front of Arshdeep Singh and missed the catch.
Therefore, after hitting six and two fours, he fell with two balls remaining Therefore allowing Iftikhar Ahmed to score the final two runs.
India Can Still qualify Asia Cup
India and Pakistan might still clash at the summit on September 11 in Dubai.
It will be their third encounter because they previously faced off last Sunday. On (August 28), India defeated Pakistan by a margin of five wickets.
India and Pakistan will face Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4.
Hence, In a round-robin format, where a top-two finish would set up yet another Sunday clash.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and Sri Lanka each won one game. Hence India needs to defeat Sri Lanka on September 6 and Afghanistan in the remaining two games (September 8).
If India wins their next two games, Afghanistan will also be eliminated from the competition.
The Run-rate Asia Cup
Sri Lanka will automatically be eliminated from the campaign if India wins. their final two games and Pakistan.
Hence defeats the island nation.
However, the Net Run Rate (NRR) enters the picture if Sri Lanka wins their next two games.
India must win the following two games by significant margins to advance to the championship game.
Currently, Sri Lanka (+0.589) and Pakistan (+0.126). Therefore they are ahead of them in the points table. Hence with two points each, and they have an NRR of -0.126.
Rizwan Statement Asia Cup 2022
After Pakistan’s victory on Sunday, Rizwan said to his colleagues, that he discussed the match between India and Pakistan as a “best of three-match series.”
Since over ten years ago, political unrest has caused a halt to bilateral series between the two nations.
“Supporters from both nations anticipate the final that will take place next week.
We’ve jokingly remarked that the series (between India and Pakistan) is the best of three games.”
Virat Kohli consistency
India player Virat Kohli scored 60 runs off of 44 before being run out in the last over.
His crucial contribution helped India escape a middle-order collapse.
Meanwhile, they produce a solid 181-7 after being offered the chance to bat first.
In just 36 deliveries, the former India skipper reached his 32nd half-century.
Therefore, by hitting a six-off bowler Mohammad Hasnain.
Earlier, in the first six overs of the powerplay, India’s captain Rohit Sharma and his opening partner KL Rahul. And put together 54 runs.
However, Rohit returned after hitting 28 runs in the sixth over on 16 balls.
The dangerous Suryakumar Yadav was then dismissed by Mohammad Nawaz. Therefore Kl Rahul too lost his life in the subsequent over.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant got out for 14 runs. while Hardik Pandya was dismissed for a duck. Hence Kohli kept the scoreboard moving.
Fakhar Zaman stumbled twice in the deep, including a dropped catch that sailed past the boundary. Hence Ravi Bishnoi ended the innings with two boundaries.
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