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Sri Lanka Faces Pakistan at Asia Cup 2022

Sep 11, 2022

DUBAI International Cricket Stadium, Dubai – Highlights from the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 match: Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, will try to bounce back in today’s game after being out of form for a few matches.

In the last Super 4 Asia Cup game on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets thanks to Pathum Nissanka’s unbeaten 55-run innings. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dasun Shanaka each scored 24 runs in addition to him. Wanindu Hasaranga hit the decisive four, giving Sri Lanka victory with three overs remaining. Pathum Nissanka stood like a wall and reached his half-century after a constant loss of wickets. 

Earlier, Sri Lanka displayed outstanding bowling as they dismissed Pakistan for 121 runs. Pramod Madushan and Maheesh Theekshana each took two wickets, while Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets. Mohammad Nawaz came in second with 26 runs, and Babar Azam led Pakistan with 30 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, and Hasan Ali make up Pakistan’s starting XI.

Pakistan’s score after 18.0 overs was 110/8. When Madushanka crosses the line, Pakistan is awarded a free hit and a no-ball. On Madushanka’s delivery, Nawaz smacks a huge six. Out. After getting some strong hits, Kusal Mendis runs Nawaz out in pursuit of a double. Pakistan’s score after 19.0 overs was 121/9. Haris Rauf is out for the final time by Madushan, who also bundles Pakistan at 121. After an impressive bowling performance, Sri Lanka currently needs 122 runs to win. Kusal Mendis is dismissed for a duck by Mohammad Hasnain, dealing Sri Lanka an early blow. 1-1 after 0.2 overs for Sri Lanka.

Danushka Gunathilaka’s wicket is taken by Haris Rauf, and after 1.2 overs, Sri Lanka is suffering at 2/2 thanks to Mohammad Rizwan’s simple catch behind the stumps. The score for Sri Lanka after three overs was 7/2. Pathum Nissanka finally scores a four on a ball from Hasan Ali after taking several early knocks. Nissanka takes four more from Hasan Ali’s possession. Nissanka hits Hasan Ali with two consecutive fours. Haris Rauf’s delivery is hit by Dhananjaya de Silva, who joins the party and smashes a four. 

After scoring nine runs, Dhananjaya de Silva was dismissed by Haris Rauf after being caught by Babar Azam. 

Sri Lanka’s total after 5.0 overs was 29/3. 

After slamming 8 runs against Hasan Ali, Sri Lanka’s score after 6.0 overs was 37/3.

Sri Lanka’s total after 7.0 overs was 45/3. Usman Qadir, a spinner, throws his opening pitch. Usman Qadir was struck by a big six from Bhanuka Rajapaksa. 53/3 was Sri Lanka’s total after 8.0 overs. Rajapaksa hits Usman Qadir hard as he displays his fiery side. Sri Lanka’s total after 10.0 overs was 68/3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (age 22) and Pathum Nissanka (age 34) 

Sri Lanka’s total after 11.0 overs was 73/3. Nissanka hits Usman Qadir with a huge six. Rajapaksa leaves after Haris Rauf intercepts him during Qadir’s address. 80/4 for Sri Lanka after 11.3 overs. Sri Lanka’s total after 12.0 overs was 83/4.

Sri Lanka’s total after 13.0 overs was 87/4. Nissanka needs 41 balls to reach his half-century. Sri Lanka get a No-ball and a free hit when Usman Qadir crosses the line. Haris Rauf’s delivery earns a lovely four from Dasun Shanaka. Shanaka hits a big six to move his team closer to victory. From 30 balls, Sri Lanka needs 19 runs to win. 103/4 for Sri Lanka after 15.0 overs. Sri Lanka’s total after 16.0 overs was 107/4. As Shanaka hits a big six on Mohammad Hasnain, Sri Lanka gets one step closer to victory.

Hasnain dismisses Shanaka after being smacked for a six after being caught by Hasan Ali. 113/5 for Sri Lanka after 16.2 overs. On the very first delivery he encounters, Wanindu Hasaranga hits a four. Hasaranga hits a four off a delivery from Hasnain to give Sri Lanka a five-wicket victory.

The match ended with Sri Lanka 124/5 (17.0), and Pakistan with 121/10 (19.1)

Sri Lanka takes the win by 5 wickets and with 18 balls still remaining.

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, and Dilshan Madushanka make up Sri Lanka’s starting XI.

Player of the Match

Wanindu Hasaranga

10 (3) and 3/21 (4)

Dashun Sanaka, winning team captain who is also celebrating his birthday on the day of the match – “Bowling combination, starting with left-arm fast bowler, offspinner, leg spinner, variation from the spinners, any kind of batting line up will be challenged. Extras. Lines of fast bowlers in the early stages of the game. If we can get a couple of wickets early in the final it will be good for us.”

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