Rohit Sharma in a pensive mood as India lost to Sri Lanka in the Asian Cup
India’s cricket team suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Super 4 stage of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday night as they failed to defend a goal in excess of 170 times again. India had set Sri Lanka a target for 174 throws and the Lancasters chased them with six wickets in hand and a ball to spare. The last two performances were a replica of how India lost their match against Pakistan on Sunday.
Bovneshwar KumarIneffective bowling in the penultimate round cost India again, and young Arshdeep’s best efforts were in vain as he only had 6 runs to defend on both counts.
It was India’s Toothless Bowling in Powerplay that led to Sri Lanka’s victory as the opening match of the Lanca Championships Nisanka and Mendes escaped. Yosvendra ChahalThe three wickets brought India into the match, but the players lacked the critical edge that could help the Indians dominate in the deaths.
The second loss in a row means that India is now on the verge of being ousted. But Rohit Sharma’s team can still qualify for the final.
Here are all the scenarios considering the other three teams:
Sri Lanka: The Lankan team qualified for the finals after their second successive victory. India will now need Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan and that too by a large margin.
Pakistan:If Pakistan beat Afghanistan on Wednesday, it would be a curtain for Rohit Sharma’s team. India needs Babar Azam And his men would lose by a large margin to Sri Lanka and by a relatively close margin against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan:Strong Afghans will be India’s last opponents in the Super 4 stage but before that they will need Muhammad NabiTeam to beat Pakistan. Next, India hopes to beat the Afghans by a large margin to keep their chances alive.
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