Afghanistan Stun Pakistan In Asian Games Semi-Final, To Face India In Final For Gold Medal
Afghanistan advanced to the final match of the 2022 Asian Games by claiming victory against Pakistan.
It is a long-standing rivalry between two continental powers. Pakistan will face familiar adversaries Afghanistan in the gold medal match of the Asian Games 2023 men's cricket category.
After thrashing Bangladesh by nine wickets in the first semi-final of the day, India will face the winner of this encounter in the final. Pakistan must be wary of Afghanistan heading into the second last-four stage match of the day, as they demonstrated remarkable battling spirit in their quarterfinal triumph over Sri Lanka.
The Afghans stood firm in the face of a modest 116-run target, stopping the Lankans eight runs short. Pakistan, on the other hand, were rarely pushed in their 68-run quarterfinal triumph over Hong Kong, and will be expecting a stiffer struggle from Afghanistan.
Follow the PAK versus AFG match live scores and updates from the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field in Hangzhou, China.
Afghanistan will meet India in the final clash for the gold medal and Pakistan will fight Bangladesh for the Bronze medal on 7 October.
AFG - 116/6 (17.5)
Afghanistan won the match by 4 wickets