India has accepted to be part of Asian Games 2022 Hangzhou T20I Competition. Even though CWC 2023 starts at the same time, India has decided to send almost India-A team to the competition. Women’s team has won the gold already and Men’s team has also won the gold, now. Afghanistan has been able to upset Pakistan in Semis to reach finals against India. But in the match, rain has stopped the play immediately after their innings. Still, India won the gold with a higher seeding.
From a long time, as major part of Asians love to watch cricket, Asian Games organizers looked to insert Cricketing event also in the event. With T20I format, they have found very perfect format to organize at their events. India has dominated in the knockout matches in this tournament and even won Asia Cup 2023. India has firmly established itself as cricketing giant from a long time in Asia and proved it agin in 2023, in the span of two months. Now, it has to be able to dominate at World Stage in CWC 2023.
India won the toss and elected to field first. Shahidullah(49) and Gulbadin Naib(27) have been able to put up a good score for Afghanistan spinners to trouble Indian batters. In 18.2 overs they scored 112/5. Rain has decided to come down at this juncture and did not even allow a 5-over match.
Hence, based on higher seeding, India has won the Gold and Afghanistan had to be happy with silver. Bangladesh have been able to win bronze medal match against demotivated Pakistan in a 5-over match. Well, all cricketing action will now shift to CWC 2023 as India will play against Australia in Chennai, on Sunday.
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