Dasun Shanaka. PC- Getty

Sri Lanka clinched their sixth Asian Cup title by defeating Pakistan within the summit conflict by 23 runs on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium. Within the course of, Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew clinched their Asia Cup title tally to six – only one behind India. Total, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have confronted off in 4 Asia Cup finals with the previous profitable in 1986, 2014 and 2022 whereas the latter emerged victorious in 2000.

Following their win, profitable skipper Dasun Shanaka stated, “I wish to thank the gang; they’ve been supporting us massively. Hopefully we made them proud at the moment. In IPL 2021, Chennai gained the match batting first and that’s what was in my thoughts. These kids know the situations rather well. Hasaranga made a huge effect after shedding 5 wickets. Chamika and DDS batted rather well too.

“The final ball six was the turning level. 170 was the purpose mentally as 160 at all times feels chasable. As a teenager, we knew Madushanka would ship, and as a captain we needed to again him. It may occur to any group on the earth. [On the first game against Afghanistan] It occurred for a very good cause. We had severe discussions after that recreation. Every particular person did nicely for us and that’s how we grew to become champions. The fielding improved lots within the finals. We had some errors within the league phases. We had been 100% at the moment, credit score to the gamers and the teaching employees. I wish to thank the Sri Lankan cricket board and the selectors as nicely,” he added.

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Sri Lanka make a sluggish begin to innings as Pakistan bowlers dominate

Earlier, Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Crew gained the toss and opted to bowl first within the match. This was the primary toss that Sri Lanka had misplaced within the Tremendous 4 stage of the continuing version of the Asia Cup.

The Males In Inexperienced made two adjustments to the taking part in XI as Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah changed Usman Qadir and Hasan Ali. Then again, the Lankan Lions, who had been taking part in their eleventh Asia Cup ultimate, made no adjustments to the taking part in XI.

The Dasun Shanaka and Co. had been off to a poor begin within the match as star opening batsman Kusal Mendis was despatched again to the dugout for a golden duck by younger tempo bowling sensation Naseem Shah within the first over itself.

Haris Rauf got here to bowl the fourth over of the match and on the second ball he cleaned up opener Pathum Nissanka for 8. The 28-year-old’s deadly 151kph supply bamboozled Danushka Gunathilaka for 1 within the sixth over. On the finish of the powerplay, Sri Lanka had been at 42/3.

Dhananjaya de Silva, who appeared superb out within the center, was cleaned up by part-timer Iftikhar Ahmed for 28 within the eighth over. Within the very subsequent over Dasun Shanaka’s poor slog-sweep resulted in him getting castled by Shadab Khan for two.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Chamika Karunaratne propel Sri Lanka to a difficult complete

After that, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga had a exceptional partnership that helped Sri Lanka acquire momentum. The duo added 58 runs in 36 balls earlier than Hasaranga was dismissed by Haris Rauf within the fifteenth over. He scored 36 runs off 21 balls, together with 5 fours and 1 six.

In the long run, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Chamika Karunaratne had an incredible unbeaten 54 runs partnership in 31 balls that helped Sri Lanka submit 170/6 on the board. Rajapaksa smashed sensational 71 runs off 45 balls, together with 6 fours and three sixes. Karunaratne contributed 14 runs off 14 balls, together with 1 six.

Chasing the goal, Pakistan had been off to a poor begin as they misplaced two wickets inside the primary six overs and on the finish of the powerplay they had been at 37/2. Captain Babar Azam, who had an especially poor run with the bat within the Asia Cup, scored 5 runs off 6 balls and Fakhar Zaman, who struggled for runs within the marquee event, bought cleaned up for a golden duck. Each the wickets had been picked up by the 28-year-old seamer Pramod Madushan.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa. PC- Getty
Bhanuka Rajapaksa. PC- Getty

Mohammed Rizwan tried to maintain Pakistan within the hunt however falls quick

Star wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed batted cautiously and had a 71-run partnership in 59 balls earlier than the latter was dismissed by Pramod Madushan for 32 within the 14th over. Mohammad Nawaz additionally did not carry out and bought out after scoring 6 runs within the sixteenth over.

Wanindu Hasaranga got here to bowl subsequent and he produced a magical seventeenth over by dismissing Mohammad Rizwan (55), Asif Ali (0) and Khushdil Shah (2). In the long run, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan and Chamika Karunaratne picked up wickets and Pakistan had been bundled out for 147.

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