Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Pakistan team had to face defeat in the Asia Cup Super-4 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In a thrilling match, the Sri Lankan team fought till the end and ultimately won. In this way, after the defeat in this match, Pakistan is out of the Asia Cup. While Sri Lanka has qualified for the finals. Now she will face the Indian team on 17th September. Some mistakes of Pakistan proved costly in this match. After all, what were these mistakes? Let us know…
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first. Once again questions were raised on his decision because Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka said that if he had won the toss, he would have bowled. He believed that the pitch would help after the rain. Sri Lanka also got help from the pitch while chasing. They made a great partnership for the third wicket.
Questions were also raised on Pakistan’s batting order. Former captain Shahid Afridi raised questions on the batting order and said that perhaps Pakistan made a mistake here. Although Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed, who came at number four, scored 47 runs while batting at number seven, but despite this, if Iftikhar had been sent first, perhaps this total would have been bigger, he got very less balls to play. Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan failed in this match.
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Pakistan’s star bowlers made a better start, but they could not break the pair of Sadira Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis. Both the batsmen made a partnership of 100 runs in difficult times. During this period, Pakistan bowlers Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan, Mohammad Wasim Junior and Mohammad Nawaz could not get success. Shadab Khan also could not do anything special. He also lost runs by bowling many loose balls. Although Iftikhar Ahmed bowled brilliantly.
A nail-biter to decide the second #AsiaCup2023 finalist😯
— ICC (@ICC) September 14, 2023
Pakistan’s fielding was poor in difficult times. When Iftikhar took the important wicket of Samarawickrama in the 30th over, the fielder got a chance to run out on the very next ball, but Pakistan’s fielder could not throw Rizwan. After this, Shadab Khan also gave away 2 free runs by giving a bad throw. Babar Azam was also seen getting upset on this. Pakistan’s fielders looked confused even on the last ball of Zaman Khan. Ultimately, Aslanka cleverly stole 2 runs and gave her team entry into the final.