Asian Baseball Championship: Pakistan beat Thailand to secure first win

The event is being held in Taiwan

By Web Desk
December 06, 2023
Pakistan baseball squad. - PFB

Pakistan baseball team defeated Thailand 4-1 to register their first win during the ongoing Asian Championship in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday.

Pakistan lost their first two matches in the event after going down against world number one Japan 14-0 and Philippines 4-2.

However, 18-year-old pitcher Musharaf Khan starred for the Green Shirts against Thailand as he pitched all 9 innings and recorded all 27 outs.

According to World Baseball Rankings, Pakistan are placed 49th while Thailand are six places above them at 43.

Losing their first two games means that Pakistan were not able to qualify for the Super Four round. However, they will compete for 5th-8th place against Thailand, Hong Kong and Palestine.

Pakistan and Palestine go into the next round with one win each, while Hong Kong and Thailand start the round with zero wins.

The top two teams in the Super Round will compete for the title on December 10.

Tomorrow is rest day in the Asian Baseball Championship with the matches resuming on December 8.

Taiwan, the defending champions, and South Korea are joined by Hong Kong and Palestine in the event’s Group A, with the last edition's runners-up Japan, the Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand in Group B.