Disappointing news for Pakistan despite victory against Bangladesh
Despite the victory against Bangladesh in the first match of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup Tournament 2023 held at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan's run rate has significantly decreased.
According to sports journalist Mazhar Arshad, Pakistan easily achieved the target set by Bangladesh, but their batting performance in the final overs affected their run rate. As a result, Pakistan's run rate, which was over 3 at the end of the group stage, has now dropped to 1.05.
If Pakistani batsmen had shown more aggressive batting in the final overs, Pakistan's run rate could have been better.
The run rate is crucial because there is a concern about matches in the Asia Cup being affected by rain, so the team's run rate will be important in deciding the finalists at the end of the Super 4 stage.
It's worth noting that on Wednesday at Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan, thanks to the batting efforts of Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan, successfully chased Bangladesh's target of 194 runs with a loss of 3 wickets in 40 overs.
tan a target of 194 runs for victory.