Team India took a step towards the final by defeating Pakistan by 228 runs. After Pakistan, Team India will now face Sri Lanka on Tuesday. If the Indian team manages to win this game too, they will become the first team to reach the final of the 2023 Asia Cup. But even if they lose, India still has a chance of reaching the final.
After winning the fourth round match, Team India secured the top spot in the points table. However, the challenge for India is not easy as the Indian players will take the field again within 18 hours. The Sri Lankan team, on the other hand, will take the field after a two-day break. Sri Lanka also defeated Bangladesh and remains in contention to reach the final.
From today’s perspective, India appears to have the upper hand against Sri Lanka. In the match against Pakistan, India showed amazing performances not only in batting but also in bowling. India scored a great score of 356 runs against Pakistan. After that, Indian bowlers reduced Pakistan’s innings to just 128 runs. India managed to win this game by a huge margin of 228 runs and their net run rate also became very high.
Even if they lose against Sri Lanka, India will remain a contender for the final due to their better net run rate. India can secure a ticket to the final from the game against Bangladesh on September 15. It won’t be very difficult for India to beat Bangladesh. Bangladesh batsmen have shown very disappointing performances in the tournament so far.
If Sri Lanka loses today’s game, the road to the final will be a bit difficult for them. However, Sri Lanka can secure their ticket to the final with a win over Pakistan.