Asia Cup Points Table: Bangladesh Through To The 'super-four', Tough Road For Afghanistan
In the Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh played Afghanistan on Sunday. The Bengal Tigers were in a situation where they had to win or lose, and Afghanistan wanted to get off to a good start.
In the end, it was Bangladesh that did what it needed to do to beat Afghanistan by 89 runs in Lahore. The result changed the points table enough to make it possible to think about who might qualify.
In Group B of the Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are likely to move on to the next round.
India will take on Nepal today
In Group B, Bangladesh and Afghanistan played a high-scoring game against each other. Bangladesh batted first and scored a huge 334 runs before losing 5 wickets.
Both Mehidy Hasan (112) and Najmul Hussain Shanto (104) scored a century to put their team in a good position. In response, Afghanistan was still in the fight until the 37th over, when they were 193/4.
After that, everything fell apart, and Afghanistan fell short by 89 runs. Taskin Ahmed (4) and Shoriful Isham (3) took 7 of Afghanistan's 10 wickets when they were all out for 245 runs.
Asia Cup 2023 Points Table
After the win, Bangladesh got two important points, and because they won by a large margin, their net run rate went up to a point where it seems likely that they and Sri Lanka will move on to the Super 4 stage.
Afghanistan is in last place in Group B, and they need to beat Sri Lanka by a huge margin to have a chance to qualify. After the match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group B, here is how the points table looks.
The events at the Asia Cup 2023 will keep going. Team India will play against Nepal today and try to move on to the next round. The game will start at 3 p.m.