Sri Lanka had misplaced half their facet for simply 58 however managed to win a sixth Asia Cup title with a 23-run win.
Sri Lanka fought again from 58 for 5 after being put in to bat to tame Pakistan’s aggressive batting lineup and elevate their sixth Asia Cup title courtesy a 23-run win within the remaining.
Sri Lanka, the unique hosts earlier than the event was moved to the UAE as a result of political and financial scenario within the nation, have been helped by Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s batting pyrotechnics and Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round brilliance to safe the victory at Dubai stadium on Sunday.
Participant-of-the-match Rajapaksa smashed an unbeaten 71 to assist Sri Lanka climate a top-order collapse and attain 170 for six.
Once they returned, Hasaranga claimed three wickets in a single over and Pramod Madushan claimed a career-best 4-34 to bowl out Pakistan for 147 in precisely 20 overs.
Take a bow, Sri Lanka! 🙌 🙌
Males’s #AsiaCup Champions for the 6️⃣th time! 🏆#RoaringForGlory #SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/9xf2sjlIBX
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2022
Put into bat, Sri Lanka have been reeling at 58-5 within the ninth over after their high order wilted early.
Naseem Shah started with a large however quickly redeemed himself by uprooting Kusal Mendis’s off-stump with the third authentic supply of the day.
Haris Rauf eliminated Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka in successive overs and Iftikhar Ahmed took a pointy return catch to chop quick Dhananjaya de Silva’s knock of 28.
With Sri Lanka 67-5 on the midway stage of their innings, Hasaranga (36) mixed with Rajapaksa of their best partnership of 58 runs from 36 balls.
Rauf (3-29) eliminated Hasaranga however Rajapaksa remained unbeaten after an incendiary knock that included three sixes and 6 fours.
It was largely due to his 45-ball blitz that Sri Lanka plundered 103 runs from the final 10 overs.
Once they returned, Madushan claimed two wickets in two balls to rock Pakistan.
Babar Azam was caught at quick nice leg, whereas Fakhar Zaman dragged the following ball onto his stumps.
Madushan returned to dismiss Iftikhar (32) after the batsman had mixed with Mohammad Rizwan (55) to revive their innings.
Hasaranga, who was later named participant of the sequence, successfully derailed Pakistan’s chase when the spinner dismissed the harmful Rizwan, Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah in the identical over.
– Congratulations Sri Lanka ❤️ Completely Deserve This 💯
– Nice Balling , Nice Batting , Nice Planning , Nice Captaincy , Certainly They Completely Burn The Floor@OfficialSLC
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— Sharjeel Ahmed 🇵🇰 (@apkydilmein) September 11, 2022