Asia Cup 2023: Points Table, Most Runs, Most Wickets After Super Four Match 1, PAK vs BAN
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the first match of Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023.
Pakistan emerged victorious against Bangladesh in the first super four game of Asia Cup 2023, securing a seven-wickets win. Pakistan’s bowlers set the tone early, restricting Bangladesh to a modest total of 193 runs. Bangladesh’s innings was marked by some exceptional individual performances. Mohammad Naim top-scored with a brilliant 62, showcasing amazing strokeplay. Shakib Al Hasan, the skipper, contributed a gritty 53, but wickets fell at regular intervals thanks to the relentless Pakistani bowling attack.
Pakistan’s response was anchored by Imam-ul-Haq’s composed 78, providing stability to the innings. It was Mohammad Rizwan who played the match-defining innings, remaining unbeaten with 63 runs.
In the end, Pakistan’s calculated chase and strong bowling effort propelled them to a well-deserved victory.
Asia Cup 2023 Points Table:
As the game ended with Pakistan winning the match, Pakistan have won the first match of the super 4 round of Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan are now on top of the table in super 4 with two points with NRR of +1.051, while Bangladesh are at the bottom of the table with zero points. Pakistan will be facing arch-rivals India in their next game on Sunday, September 10th, at Colombo. Bangladesh will play their next game against Sri Lanka on Saturday, September 9th. All four teams in the super four stage will be playing each other, and two teams who will be at the top of the table will go on to play the finals of Asia Cup 2023 on September 17th in Colombo.
Asia Cup 2023: Most Runs
Leading the runs-scoring charts is Najmul Hossain Shanto from Bangladesh, who was in sensational form before being ruled out with a hamstring injury, with a total of 193 runs in two matches of league games at an impressive average of 96.50, including a century against Afghanistan in the last league game of group B.
Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam is on the second spot of most run-scorers with 168 runs. His scores in three matches are, 151 against Nepal, didn’t bat against India, and 17 against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Mehidy Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh still stands at the third position with 117 runs. Hashmatullah Shahidi has climbed up the charts of most runs with 110 runs. He scored back-to-back fifties in the league rounds, he stands at the fourth position. Iftikhar Ahmed from Pakistan showcased his explosive batting with 109 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 153.52, including a century in Asia Cup opener, he didn’t get to bat against Bangladesh in the super four stage.
Top 5 Leading run-scorers in Asia Cup 2023
1. Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh) – 193 Runs
2. Babar Azam (Pakistan) – 168 Runs
3. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh) -117 Runs
4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (Afghanistan) -110
5. Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan) – 109 Runs
Asia Cup 2023: Most Wickets
Leading the wicket-taking charts is Pakistan’s Haris Rauf, he has scalped total of 9 wickets and has been a relentless force including a stunning 4/19 against Bangladesh. Naseem Shah, another Pakistani pacer, has also been a valuable asset, securing 7 wickets in three matches with his best figures of 3/34. Third position is with Shaheen Afridi who also equals his Pakistan bowling partner with 7 wickets. Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed has proven his mettle, notching up 6 wickets in 3 matches, including a best of 4/44. Bangladesh’s Shoriful Islam is in the fifth position with 5 wickets with an average of 16.60.
Top 5 leading Wicket-takers in Asia Cup 2023
1. Haris Rauf (Pakistan) – 9 Wickets
2. Naseem Shah (Pakistan) – 7 Wickets
3. Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan) – 7 Wickets
4. Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh) – 6 wickets
5. Shoriful Islam (Bangladesh) – 5 Wickets