Pakistan beat Hong Kong and reached the winners’ stage of the 2022 Asian Cup
The Pakistan national squad had a terrible start to its performance in the framework of the Asian Cup 2022 — Babar Azam and company lost to India in the first match of the group stage. But the defeat of Rahul Dravid’s guys did not become a big problem: Pakistan beat Hong Kong and reached the winners’ stage of the 2022 Asian Cup.
Initially, it was clear that India and Pakistan national clubs would come out of Group A. After all, Hong Kong cannot yet compete on equal terms with the India and Pakistan national teams.
The face-to-face confrontation between the “reds” and the “white-greens” ended with the victory of the favorite with a handicap of 155 runs.
After the contest with Hong Kong, the Pakistani leader, Babar Azam, shared his emotions. The chief noted that his team will seriously try to compete for the trophy.
“The game with India was not easy for us. But we could overcome a difficult situation and left the group. Pakistan is strong now, so we will try to compete for the trophy,” Azam said.
Recall that India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan also entered the winners’ stage.