The Asia Cup 2022 gets enjoyable with the passing days as the underdog teams of the Group Stage are bouncing back more potent in the Super 4 stage. Sri Lanka, who lost the Asia Cup 2022 opener of the first round versus Afghanistan, are on the verge of qualifying for the event’s final. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma’s India, who were unbeaten throughout the first round, are on the verge of going home.
In India’s second match of the Super 4 stage, they lost versus Sri Lanka after losing the first match against Pakistan by five wickets. It diminishes their chances anyways to be in the Asia Cup 2022 final. The men in green will encounter Afghanistan in their second match of the Super 4 stage. Their win will send both India and Afghanistan home, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan qualifying for the final.
Concerning Ind vs SL Super 4 game, Dasun Shanaka made full use of winning the toss, opting to chase. His bowlers conceded 173 runs and managed eight wickets, whereas the batters bounced even more effective. With Bhanuka Rajapaksa and skipper Shanaka on the pitch, Sri Lanka’s luck shone as they spared a ball, ending with a good run for two in Arshdeep Singh’s last over.
India lost in the same manner against Pakistan on Sunday, handing over the last to the same bowler, under the pressure situation. Shanaka’s 33 came just off 18 balls, whereas Rajapaksa’s 25 off 17 played a crucial role in upbringing the triumph. No doubt, the openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis gave a very solid start with wonderful 50s.
With the loss of four wickets, Sri Lanka have almost booked their Asia Cup 2022 final slot and are most likely to see Pakistan on 11th September. However, the rest is yet to witness if India turn the table in their next match versus Afghanistan. The men in blue will also be hoping for Pakistan to lose versus Mohammad Nabi’s men for their maximum chances.
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