Vastavam web: In the final Super Four encounter of Asia Cup 2018, Sarfraz Ahmed’s Pakistan will clash with Bangladesh led by Masrafe Mortaza in a virtual semi-final to seal a final berth at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. One of the two teams will be heading home after their final Super Four game. Given the backlash, Pakistan received after the reverses against India, former world and Asian champions Pakistan will be eager to raise their game.
While their batting has shown signs of improvement days after being bowled out for 160-odd runs, more needs to be done if they are to make the title clash, where India await. Bangladesh managed to scrape past a spirited Afghanistan in a last-over finish to keep their hopes alive, and having produced decent performances, save the loss against India, they will fancy their chances against Pakistan. Bangladesh after all, pulled off something similar just two years ago – beating Pakistan to make the final of Asia Cup 2016 (played in T20 format), where they eventually lost to India.