Guwahati: Hopes of Indian team playing in the final of Asia Cup 2022 are over. Afghanistan’s win against Pakistan was crucial for India to reach the finals. Pak forces did not allow it to happen.
So the faint light of hope that was burning in the minds of the cricket lovers about the Indian team was extinguished. Had Pakistan lost against Afghanistan in the Super Four of the Asia Cup on Wednesday, India’s path to the final of the Asia Cup would have opened up a bit.
Fast bowler Naseem Shah made a place in the record books by beating Pakistan in a tight match. Not with the wicket, but with the bat. Nasim hit two sixes in the first two balls of the last over. He is the first cricketer in the history of world cricket to bat at number 10 or 11 and hit two sixes in two balls to win the match. And not only ended Afghanistan’s hopes, but also eliminated the Indian team from the race to play in the final.
But had he not hit two sixes with the bat on Wednesday, Pakistan’s path to the final could have been difficult. So Ravi Shastri said to Nasim after the match, “From today you have become an all-rounder from a bowler.” Hearing this, a cheeky smile appeared on Nasim’s face.
Afghanistan set a target of 129 runs against Pakistan to win. Which Pakistan achieved with 4 balls to spare. Naseem Shah was the hero of Pakistan’s victory. Pakistan needed 11 runs off the last 6 balls. They lost 9 wickets. There was a danger of losing. Nasim Shah hit two consecutive sixes in 2 balls and gave the team a thrilling victory. Then on September 11, Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup.