The group stage of the Asia Cup has already ended. The teams have placed in the top four in their respective qualifications. And two teams have left from the first stage. This season’s Super Episode of Asia’s battle for supremacy begins today. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan face each other in the first match.
Each team will play one match against everyone in the round robin phase. At the end of the game, the two teams who will be at the top of the points table will secure the ticket to the finals of this season. On the other hand, the remaining two teams will have to leave like this time.
India and Pakistan, two arch-rivals, have made it to the next round from ‘A’ group. After winning two of the two matches, India reached the top four with a maximum of 6 points. On the other hand, Pakistan lost their first match. Babra won the life-or-death battle against Hong Kong by a huge margin of 151 runs. That’s what survives in this tournament.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka secured the top four spots from ‘B’ group. The Afghans defeated the Lankans by a big margin of 8 wickets in the opening match. In the next match, Mohammad Nabi’s team confirmed the Super Four by defeating Bangladesh by 5 wickets. On the other hand, after losing the first match, Dasun Shanakara secured the round robin stage by defeating Bangladesh by 2 wickets in the second match.
Meanwhile, the two teams left out are Bangladesh and Hong Kong. Shakib Al Bahini lost their first against Afghanistan by 5 wickets. On the other hand, the Tigers lost by 2 wickets after dreaming of winning the second and last match. On the other hand, Hong Kong lost the first match by 40 runs against India. And in the second match they lost against Pakistan by 151 runs.
Sri Lanka-Afghanistan face off in the first match of Super Four. India-Pakistan will enter the field in the next match. At the end of the round robin period, the curtain of the Asia Cup will come down on September 11 with the final match to decide the title.