The ultimate of the Asia Cup 2022 noticed the battle between Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew and Babar Azam-led Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Crew on Sunday, September 11, on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew defeated Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Crew by 23 runs to take 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 successful in 1986, 2014 and 2022 whereas the latter emerged victorious in 2000.
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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 modifications to the enjoying XI as Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah changed Usman Qadir and Hasan Ali. However, the Lankan Lions, who have been enjoying their eleventh Asia Cup closing, made no modifications to the enjoying XI.
The Dasun Shanaka and Co. have 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 have been at 42/3.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who appeared excellent 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.
After that, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga had a outstanding partnership that helped Sri Lanka achieve 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 a tremendous unbeaten 54 runs partnership in 31 balls that helped Sri Lanka publish 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 have been off to a poor begin as they misplaced two wickets inside the primary six overs and on the finish of the powerplay they have 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 have been picked up by the 28-year-old seamer Pramod Madushan.
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 didn’t 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 have been bundled out for 147.
Right here’s How Twitter Reacted To Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup Last:
Congrats to the online ball workforce as effectively. Two trophies in sooner or later. A day to recollect and cherish. @OfficialSLC
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 11, 2022
Sri Lankan cricket continues to go in the correct path. Asia Cup champions 2022.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 11, 2022
Large event boys performed like champions! @dasunshanaka1 wel led @BhanukaRajapak3 what a knock @Wanindu49 #promod @ChamikaKaru29 what a recreation with the ball@OfficialSLC what a second !benefit from the win pic.twitter.com/TQlZEB45fY
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) September 11, 2022
Disillusioned!!not the end result we wished