Star Sports announce India-Pakistan Super Four clash in Asia Cup 2022 as most watched T20I outside World Cup

India Pakistan ‘Super 4’ stage match registered 57.4 million AMA surpassing the previous record, set last week

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Mumbai, September 15, 2022: Fans were in for a treat as India played Pakistan twice in a gap of seven days in the Asia Cup 2022. The official broadcaster of the tournament, Star Sports, had recently announced the India-Pakistan group stage match as the most watched T20I match, outside the World Cup. The record has been surpassed this week as the ‘Super 4’ stage match played on September 4, 2022, registered 57.4 million AMA- making it the most watched T20I, outside the World Cup.

India Pakistan ‘Super 4’ stage match registers 57.4 million* AMA surpassing the previous record, set last week, for the highest watched T20I match outside the World Cup. It truly was one of the most competitive continental tournaments that kept cricket fans across the country engaged as 243 million viewers tuned in to watch the Asia Cup 2022 (excluding the finals). The high-octane tournament clocked a total of 58.8 billion minutes (excluding the finals).

The overall exhilaration for cricket is back in the country, ahead of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, as even the non-India matches through the tournament (excluding the finals) witnessed a massive viewership of 113 million*.

With the preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup underway, India now faces the challenge of a 3-T20I series against defending ICC T20 World Cup champions Australia, which gets underway on September 20th, 2022, 7.30 PM, LIVE & Exclusive on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.

Talking about India-Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup, the first group stage match was owned by India in style whereas Pakistan emerged victorious in the Super Four match against the Men in Blue. While India ended their tournament in the Super Four stage, Men in Green went on to play against Sri Lanka in the finale of Asia Cup. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the summit clash to claim their 6th Asia Cup title.