PAK vs AGH: Can Team India Still Make The Final?

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Qualification Scenario For India To Reach The Final Of Asia Cup 2022: Another last-over thriller in the Asia Cup 2022 resulted in Pakistan escaping a massive upset from the hands of Afghanistan on Wednesday in Sharjah. But eventually, Babar Azam’s side completed the run-chase of 130 with a solitary wicket in hand.

With 11 runs needed off the last over and just one wicket in hand, tailender Naseem Shah smashed two full tosses from Fazalhaq Farooqi down the ground for two sixes to bring curtains to a thrilling encounter.

With that win against Afghanistan, Pakistan now have 2 wins in 2 games in the Super 4 – following Sunday’s 5-wicket victory over India. Sri Lanka also have registered twin wins- over India and Afghanistan.

Can India still reach the Asia Cup 2022 Final?

No. India now cannot reach the Asia Cup 2022 final as Sri Lanka and Pakistan have booked their spots in the Asia Cup 2022 final with two wins each.

Having lost their both matches in Super 4, India and Afghanistan will meet on Thursday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium for their last Super 4 match – a dead rubber as both India and Afghanistan are knocked out from the race to the Asia Cup final.

Also, Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lankan team will take on Babar Azam’s Pakistan in the last game of Super 4 on Friday in Dubai. But that will only be a sort of a pre-final game – a preparation for the final for the two sides before the actual final.

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When is the Asia Cup 2022 final?

The Asia Cup 2022 final will be played on September 11, Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

What did Rohit Sharma say after India’s loss to Sri Lanka?

India skipper Rohit Sharma had lamented the lack of runs in the end in the loss against Sri Lanka, stating that India fell 10-15 runs. India posted 173; after Rohit Sharma’s fifty the middle- and lower-middle-order couldn’t provide the late impetus to the score. Sri Lanka openers put up a 97-run opening stand in 11 overs to make the chase a bit easier before Rajapaksa and Shanaka added the finishing touches.

“We just ended up on the wrong side, as simple as that. We could have capitalized on the first half of our innings. We fell 10-15 runs short. The second half wasn’t good for us. The guys who were out in the middle can learn about what shots can be played. These things can happen. Losses like these will make us understand what works as a team,” Rohit Sharma said.