Driving on a positive batting effort from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and essential contributions with bat and ball from Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in what was the primary remaining for the 2 sides within the T20I format within the Asian event.
Sri Lanka had crushed Pakistan by 5 wickets within the Tremendous 4 on Friday to high the desk however that win recreation batting second. The nerves undoubtedly should have jangled after Pakistan skipper Babar Azam received the toss and elected to chase on a pitch the place 17 of the earlier 20 T20I matches had been received by groups batting second.
Sri Lankans discovered themselves in dire straits as they misplaced 5 wickets inside 9 overs, with Kusal Mendis getting dismissed within the first over for a golden duck. Nonetheless, after Dhananjaya de Silva had set the desk with 28 from 21 balls. However it was Bhanuka Rajapaksa who led the restoration with the bat for the Lankans as he hit 71 from 45. He was ably supported by Hasaranga with 36 from 21 to assist their group set a goal of 171 that will show past Pakistan’s attain.
Dilshan Madushanka conceded 9 runs earlier than he had bowled a authorized ball within the second innings, however Pramod Madushan turned the tide by taking the wickets of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman off consecutive balls.
Pakistan, having scored simply 37 runs within the powerplay, improved courtesy of a partnership of 71 between Mohammad Rizwan (55) and Iftikhar Ahmed (32) earlier than Madushan (4-34) struck once more.
Then it was Hasaranga’s flip in a dominant seventeenth over that had three wickets – together with Rizwan’s – to arrange an easy end that noticed Pakistan all out for 147.
Take a look on the key stats and milestones from the Asia Cup 2022 Remaining:
# Sri Lanka’s 58/5 is the worst begin for a aspect that went on to win a T20I event remaining.
# Asia Cup titles
6 Sri Lanka*
# Sri Lanka Asia Cup titles: 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014 & 2022
# That is the primary occasion of Sri Lanka successful 5 consecutive T20Is since April 2014, the final such sequence included matches from their title-winning ICC T20 World Cup marketing campaign in Bangladesh in 2014
# The final time a group efficiently defended a goal within the finals of the World Cup or Asia Cup in all males’s codecs was in 2012.
# Groups successful Asia Cup title after dropping all matches within the earlier version:
In 2014 – Sri Lanka
In 2022 – Sri Lanka
# Most runs by a wicketkeeper in a T20I sequence or event (full members):
281 – Mohammad Rizwan PAK in T20 WC, 2021
281 – Mohammad Rizwan PAK in Asia Cup, 2022
# Most Runs: Mohammad Rizwan – 281 in 6 innings
# Highest Rating: Virat Kohli – 122
# Finest Batting Common: Virat Kohli – 92
# Most A whole lot: Virat Kohli – 1
# Most Fifties: Mohammad Rizwan – 3
# Most Fours: Mohammad Rizwan – 21
# Most Sixes: Rahmanullah Gurbaz – 12
# Most Wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 11 wickets
# Finest Bowling Common: Pramod Madushan – 9.17
# Finest Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 4-1-4-4
# Most 5-Wicket Haul: Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 1
# Finest Financial system (Min 5 overs): Mujeeb ur Rahman – 5.55
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