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“We’ll try to do our best”, Babar Azam on Losing the Toss Against India

Right after losing the toss against India in the Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan captain Babar Azam said “We’ll try to do our best”. As per the Asia Cup 2023 schedule, India and Pakistan were scheduled to clash on September 2 in Pallekele.

Babar Azam on Losing the Toss Against India

The 16th edition of the Asia Cup tournament is scheduled to play between August – September and will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Asia Cup 2023 will also be the first of its kind to be co-hosted by multiple countries.

Four matches of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played in Pakistan while the remaining nine matches of the tournament will be played in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan who played the tournament opener match against Nepal registered a massive 238 runs defeat and holds the top of the points table. As of their first encounter, Pakistan named their playing 11 much earlier and showed a strong positive approach against India.

“We would have batted first, but the toss is not in our hands. We have played a lot of cricket here, so we know the conditions. Top teams are playing so Asia Cup is good. We’ll try to do our best. We are playing with the same combination, with no changes.

“Performing well always gives you confidence, we’ll try to capitalize. It’s a high-intensity match, we’ll try to be calm and composed”, he added.

After winning the toss, the Indian skipper decides to bat first. Unable to withstand the Pakistan bowler’s aggressive bowling attack, the Indian top order collapsed for just 66 runs.

After losing 4 wickets for 66, Ishan Kishan and Hardik made a crucial partnership and led India to score beyond the 200 runs mark. Haris Rauf broke the partnership by dismissing Kishan for 82 runs while Shaheen Afridi dismissed Hardik Pandya while India scored 239 runs. At the end of 46 overs, India scored 251 runs for 8 wickets loss.

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