Asia Cup 2023: Here's How Pakistan Could be Knocked Out of After Crushing Loss to India
Team India beat Pakistan by 228 runs on Monday night in Colombo, putting them in first place on the Super Four points table. After giving Pakistan a huge 357-run goal, India took them out in 32 overs with only 128 runs.
Rohit Sharma and his team now have the best NRR of +4.560. On the other hand, the guys in green fell to third place with two points. They have more points than Bangladesh, but their NRR of -1.892 is the worst of the four teams.
Super Four standings
India came in first, but the reigning champions, Sri Lanka, are in second place with 2 points and a positive NRR of 0.420. Pakistan is in third place, while Bangladesh is in last with two losses and no points.
TEAMS MATCHES WIN LOSS POINTS NRR
India 1 1 0 2 4.56
Sri Lanka 1 1 0 2 0.42
Pakistan 2 1 1 2 -1.892
Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 -0.749
Pakistan on the verge of getting knocked out
After India beat them by 238 runs, Pakistan is worried that they might be out of the tournament. They have one game left, on Thursday against Sri Lanka, which they can't lose. They would also need India to win on Tuesday against Sri Lanka.
But if Sri Lanka beats India and India beats Bangladesh, Pakistan could still lose even if they beat Sri Lanka in their last Super Four Game match.
And if Pakistan loses against Sri Lanka on Thursday, they will be out of the continental event. We weren't good enough—Babar Azam
A disappointed Pakistan captain said that his team didn't do as well as they should have.
"We couldn't control the weather, but we did our best. The way we batted and bowled was not good enough. They had plans for our bowlers and got off to a good start, and then Virat and Rahul did the same. "Jasprit and Siraj bowled well and moved the ball both ways in the first 10 overs, but our batting was not up to par," Babar said at the presentation after the game.
Unhappy to bowl first: Pakistan coach Grant Bradburn
“We didn't regret our choice to bowl first. We thought the conditions were good for us, and the ball was moving around, but India played well, and we didn't put the ball in the right spots or take an early chance, Bradburn said at the press conference after the game.