Srilanka wins 6th Asia Cup Title.
Srilanka beats Pakistan by 23 runs and won their 6th Asia Cup title. After put into bat Srilanka set Pakistan 171 to win and bowled them out 147 in 20 overs.
Srilanka made a remarkable come back into the game from 58/5 in 8.5 overs. B Rajapaksha 71*(45) with 6 fours and 3 sixes played one of the best innings for his country.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s 36(21) cameo, Dhananjaya de Silva 28(21) and Chamika Karunaratne 14*(14) are the other batters who helps Srilanka to reach 170/6 in 20 overs.
Haris Rauf (3/29) bowled well for Pakistan by picking the wickets of P Nissanka, D Gunathilaka and Wanindu Hasaranga. Shadab Khan (1/28) and Iftikar Ahmed (1/21) also bowled well.
Srilanka had a horrible start with the ball by bowling 11 ball first over by Dilshan Madushanaka giving 9 runs (8 wides and 1 No ball) as extras .
P Madushan dismissed Babar Azam 5(6) and Fakhar Zaman 0(1) in consecutive balls in 4th over and give Srilanka the needed breakthroughs in power play.
M Rizwan and Iftikar Ahmed 32(31) partnership of 71runs from 59 balls brought Pakistan back into the game. P Madushan who was broken the stand by dismissing Iftikhar Ahmed.
Pakistan then lost wickets frequently and bowled out for 147. Last 7 wickets falls for just 54 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled a brilliant 17th over giving just 2 runs and picked 3 wickets.
P Madushan (4/34) , Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27) , C Karunaratne (2/33) and M Theekshana (1/25) are the wicket takers for Srilanka.
B Rajapaksha named Player of the Match for his 71*(45) knock.
(Posted on 12-Sep-22)
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