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Now India's ticket for the final depends on Pakistan

In the Super-four stage of the Asia Cup 2022, the Indian team has to face the second consecutive defeat. Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets in Tuesday's match held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India had given a target of 174 runs to Sri Lanka, which they achieved with one ball remaining. Team India has become difficult to reach the final of the Asia Cup after the defeat of Pakistan and now Sri Lanka. Team India will ultimately have to depend on other teams to stay in this tournament. Everything will depend especially on the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Today (September 7) is the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. If Pakistan wins here, India will be out of the tournament, and then their last match will be just a formality. A little hope for the Indian team is in the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

For Afghanistan, beating Pakistan is like climbing Mount Everest. Afghanistan has played two T20s and four ODIs against Pakistan, where they have to face defeat. That is, if Afghanistan defeats Pakistan, then it will create history. Along with this, the hopes of the Indian team will also remain intact. In the Super-four table of the Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka is at the top of the points table with four points from two matches. On the other hand, Pakistan's team is at number two with two points.

The net run rate of both Pakistan and Sri Lanka is +. India and Afghanistan are at number three and fourth, respectively. Talking about India's net run rate, it is currently -0.125. If Pakistan's team wins today, Afghanistan and India will be out of the Asia Cup. In such a situation, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will compete in the final to be held on September 11. By the way, after the defeat of Team India against Sri Lanka, one thing is sure now the India-Pakistan final is not going to be held on September 11.

Batting first after losing the toss, Team India did not have a good start, and they soon lost their two wickets. After this, Rohit took over the Indian innings by sharing 97 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav.

Rohit Sharma scored 72 runs in 41 balls, including five fours and four sixes. Surya also played an innings of 34 runs in 29 balls. Thanks to the brilliant innings, India scored 173 for eight in 20 overs. Pathum Nisanka (52 runs) and Kusal Mendis (57 runs) gave Sri Lanka a great start to the partnership of 97 runs. However, after that, the Sri Lankan team lost wickets frequently, scoring 110 for four. In such a situation, it seemed that India would be able to win the match, but the brilliant batting of Dasun Shanaka and Rajapaksa snatched the match from India. Dasun Shanaka remained unbeaten on 33 and Bhanuka Rajapakse on 25.

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