Srilanka beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in last match of Super 4.
Srilanka beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in last match of Super 4 ahead of final clash on Sep 11th. Srilanka chased down 122 run target set by Pakistan in 17 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga (3/21 & 10*) named Player of the match.
Pakistan batters struggled to score freely against the disciplined Srilankan bowling attack. Babar Azam 30(29) and Mohammed Nawaz 26(18) are the only two batters crossed 20 run mark.
Wanindu Hasaranga (3/21) bowled beautifully for Srilanka by picking the key wickets of Babar Azam , Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali. Maheesh Theekshana (2/21) , Pramod Madushan (2/21) , Dhananjaya de Silva (1/18) and Chamika Karunaratne (1/4) are the other wicket takers for Srilanka.
During the chase Srilanka lost K Mendis (0) , D Gunathilaka (0) & Dhananjaya de Silva (9) when score is just 29 in 5 overs.
P Nissanka and B Rajapaksha’s 24(19) 51 run partnership from 39 balls brought Srilanka back into the game. D Shanaka 21(16) also given useful contribution in the chase.
P Nissanka 55*(48) and Wanindu Hasaranga 10*(3) remains not out at the end of the innings.
Haris Rauf (2/19) , M Hasnain (2/21) and U Qadir (1/34) are the wicket takers for Pakistan.
Srilanka and Pakistan will play the Asia Cup-22 final on September 11th, Sunday (7:30pm , IST).
(Posted on10-Sep-22, 7:25am)