Srilanka beat India by 6 wickets and enter into Asia Cup final

Srilanka beat India by 6 wickets (image Credit-Twitter)

Srilanka beat India by 6 wickets and enter into Asia Cup final. Batted first India scored 173/8 in 20 overs and Srilanka chased it down in 19.5 overs with 6 wickets remaining.

After put into bat by Srilanka team India lost K.L.Rahul 6(7) and V Kohli 0(4) inside 3 overs when the score is just 13.

R Sharma and Suryakumar Yadhav’s put up an outstanding partnership of 97 runs in just 58 balls for the third wicket put India in command.

R Sharma 72(41) and Suryakumar Yadhav’s 34(29) dismissed in quick succession to a slower short ball by Karunaratne and D Shanaka.

In the last 5 overs India were able to score only 46 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.R Pant 17(13) , H Pandya 17(13),D Hooda 3(4) and B Kumar 0(2) are the wickets India lost in last 5 overs.

R Ashwin who was included in the playing XI for the first time in this Asia Cup scored 15* runs in 7 balls in slog overs. India set Srilanka 174 to win at the end of their innings.

D Madushanaka 3(24) bowled well for Srilanka. In the 19th over he given only 4 runs and picked two wickets of D Hooda and R Pant.

In reply Srilankan openers P Nissanka 52(37) and K Mendis 57(37) scored 97 runs for the first wicket and given Srilanka a good start. India spinners Y Chahal and R Ashwin brought India back by picking 4 quick wickets and pushed Srilanka to 110/4 in 14.1 overs.

Srilankan Captain D Shanaka 33*(18) and B Rajapaksha 25*(17) unbroken 64 runs from 34 balls partnership helps Srilanka reach the the target with one ball to spare.

Y Chahal (3/34) and R Ashwin (1/32) are the wicket takers for India.

With this win Srilanka entered into the final and India on the verge of elimination.

D Shanaka (2/26 & 33*(18)) named Player of the Match.

(Posted on 07/09/2022,9:00am)

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