The Super-4 matches in the Asia Cup 2023 have been finalized, with Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh securing their places in Group A and Group B respectively.
The first match of the Super-4 will be held on September 6 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lahore Stadium. India’s first match in the Super-4 will be against Pakistan on September 10 at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
India vs Pakistan Match in Asia Cup 2023 on 10 September
Unfortunately, the first group match between India and Pakistan was canceled due to rain. However, India secured their place in the Super-4 by winning their second match against Nepal by 10 wickets according to the Duckworth-Lewis method.
After their match against Pakistan on September 10, India will play against Sri Lanka on September 12, and their final match in the Super-4 will be against Bangladesh on September 15.
The schedule for the other teams in the Super-4 is as follows: Pakistan will play against Bangladesh on September 6, followed by matches against India on September 10 and Sri Lanka on September 14.
Sri Lanka’s first match in the Super-4 will be against Bangladesh on September 9, followed by matches against India on September 12 and Pakistan on September 14.
Srilanka vs Afghanistan Match highlights
Bangladesh will play against Pakistan on September 6, Sri Lanka on September 9, and India on September 15.
There is a possibility of rain affecting the matches in Colombo, similar to what happened in Pallekele. Therefore, there is a risk of matches being canceled.
Sri Lanka emerged victorious in a thrilling encounter against Afghanistan in the final group match of the Asia Cup, winning by a narrow margin of two runs. Batting first, Sri Lanka posted a competitive total of 291 runs in their allotted 50 overs
Afghanistan lost the match vs Sri Lanka
In response, Afghanistan lost all their wickets and fell short by just two runs, managing to score 289 runs in 37.4 overs.
Afghanistan needed to chase down a target of 292 runs in 37.1 overs to secure a place in the Super Four, owing to their weak run rate. However, their openers Gulbadin and Javed Ahmadi were dismissed early, scoring only four and seven runs respectively.
Gulbadin Naib played a quick knock of 22 runs off 16 balls, while Rahmat Shah contributed 45 runs off 40 balls upon his return to the team. Hashmatullah Shahidi played a slow innings of 59 runs off 66 balls, but it wasn’t enough to save the batting lineup.
Fastest 50 In Asia Cup 2023
Mohammad Nabi provided some fireworks with a blistering half-century off just 24 balls, becoming the fastest Afghan player to achieve this milestone in an ODI. He was dismissed after scoring 65 runs off 32 balls.
Kareem Janat (22 runs off 13 balls) and Najibullah Zadran (23 runs off 15 balls) made valuable contributions towards the end of the innings. However, Mujeeb’s dismissal proved crucial as Afghanistan fell agonizingly short of victory. Rashid Khan tried his best with a quickfire 27 runs off 16 balls, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.
In the end, Afghanistan required one run off the last ball to qualify for the Super Four, but Mujeeb was caught. In the same over, Farooq was also dismissed, leading to Sri Lanka’s triumph by two runs. This match has been hailed as the most exciting of the tournament thus far.