Calcutta: India have a remote chance of qualifying for the final of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka confirmed their place in the final after beating Afghanistan on Monday.
India, who have lost two of their three matches, play Afghanistan on Wednesday and have to win with a bonus point.
If Bangladesh beat both Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with a bonus point in any of the two matches, there’s a possibility that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will have 9 points each.
In such a scenario, all three teams will have two wins and one bonus point each. The net run-rate will then come in to play. India’s chances are considered remote because they have a poor net run-rate of –0.027.
Pakistan’s net run-rate now stands at +0.438 while Bangladesh’s is -0.384.
In case Pakistan beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, they will automatically qualify for the final. If they lose and Bagladesh lose their last group league match against Sri Lanka, only India and Pakistan will be tied on nine points. In that case, Pakistan will go through on head-to-head.