The carnival of Asia Cup 2023 is slowly moving towards its last leg. The knockout round of the tournament will start from next week. But on 3 September, the fourth match of the tournament was played, between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Bangladeshi players made the match in the name of the team by performing a bang. With this, his hopes of going to the Super-4 of Asia Cup 2023 have become even higher.
Bangladesh won the fourth match of Asia Cup 2023:
The fourth match of the Asia Cup 2023 was played between Group B team Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The two teams faced each other on September 3 at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first, which proved to be in favor of the team.
Batting first, Bangladesh scored 334 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs in centuries from Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nazmul Shanto. In reply, Afghanistan could put only 245 runs on the scoreboard. As a result, Bangladesh won the match by 38 runs.
Changes in the points table of Asia Cup 2023:
After this clash, if we talk about the Asia Cup 2023 points table, there is not much change in Group B after the victory of Bangladesh. However, this victory has increased Bangladesh’s chances of going to the Super-4. Actually, after facing defeat against Bangladesh, Afghanistan is going to face Sri Lanka on 5th September.
If the Afghanistan team loses this match, then Bangladesh will qualify for the Super-4. But if Sri Lanka is defeated in this match, then Bangladesh’s net run rate will decide, whether they can go to the knockout round or not. Pakistan has made a place in Super-4 from Group A.