In the very first match of Asia Cup 2022, the Pakistani team lost to Team India. India defeated the Pakistan cricket team by five wickets in the match played on 28 August. The batting of the Pakistani team was very poor in the first match. In front of India, batting first, the team scored only 147 runs. The Indian team chased this target two balls earlier at the loss of five wickets and won the match. Only after this defeat, Team India is in danger of being eliminated from the first round of Asia Cup 2022.
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The game is over if Pakistan team loses to Hong Kong
A total of six teams are participating in the Asia Cup 2022. All teams are divided into groups of three. India, Pakistan and Hong Kong are in one group, while Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are in the other group. Each team has to play a match against the other team of its group. After this, the top two teams from each group will enter Super 4, that is, the Asia Cup of two teams will end here. To make a place in the top 4, it is necessary that any team wins at least one of its matches and even if it loses the second match, it should not lose by much margin. The manner in which Team India has defeated Pakistan, it is almost certain to reach the Super 4, but the problems for Pakistan can increase further. Pakistan will now have to win their next match to reach the Super 4, which will be played against Hong Kong. But the Hong Kong team also cannot be underestimated. The team has qualified for the Asia Cup after defeating teams from Singapore, UAE, Kuwait. A qualifier round was played between four teams, in which Hong Kong beat all teams.
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Hong Kong team is playing Asia Cup for the fourth time
It is not that the Hong Kong team is playing the Asia Cup for the first time. It has played the Asia Cup in the years 2004, 2008 and 2018 as well, but the team is playing the Asia Cup for the first time in the T20 format. The special thing is that the number of players of India and Pakistan origin in the Hong Kong cricket team is very high. So they are also playing good cricket. In such a situation, it is important for the Pakistani team to be careful with Hong Kong. Anyway, T20 cricket is a game of only 120 balls, in which if a player performs well in a couple of overs, then the opposing team can be defeated. If the Pakistani team loses this match, then it will have to be out of the Asia Cup without winning any match.