Asia Cup 2022: To think that Afghanistan dominated this team in their opening game and to think that this team will need to earn a spot in the upcoming T20 World Cup was unreal. The decline in Sri Lanka cricket began with some notable players retiring in 2015, followed by a steady rotation of players.
A game of musical chairs for the captaincy, and embarrassing losses even at home. I’m done now. The slide has been formally detained. The assault has started. And it was executed with considerable style. Oh, how much this means to a team that most analysts would have pegged as the worst of the five teams competing in this Asia Cup.
They got off to a terrible start tonight as well, being reduced to 58/5 with the bat before giving up nine runs in extras before the first legitimate delivery of the innings was played, much as they did throughout their whole campaign.
However, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam both continued their bad form, and Rizwan and Iftikhar’s recuperation was a touch too lengthy and drawn out. And when they did, the biscuit broke, giving Sri Lanka a chance to experience history.
Asia Cup 2022: Match Summary, SL vs PAK
On Sunday, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to claim their sixth Asia Cup championship overall. Pakistan, who were chasing 171, were bowled out for 147 in 19.6 overs, with Pramod Madushan and Wanindu Hasaranga each getting four wickets.
Mohammad Rizwan did get a fifty, but he was unable to increase the scoring rate, and ultimately the strain of the scoreboard affected Pakistan’s batters. Earlier, Pramod Madushan gave Sri Lanka the perfect start by dismissing Babar Azam. And then Fakhar Zaman within the Powerplay with successive wickets.
In six overs, Pakistan scored 37/2 runs. Hasaranga left the game after reaching 36 but Rajapaksa scored 50+ to give his team a chance to win. Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, chose to start the match by bowling first.
Sri Lanka used the same lineup that defeated Pakistan on Friday for the championship match. However, Pakistan reinstated Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan after benching them for the meaningless Super Four final match.
To emphasize the crucial significance the toss has played throughout the competition, SL skipper Dasun Shanaka claimed he would have also chosen to bowl first.
Man of the Match
Bhanuka Rajapaksa had orchestrated an outstanding comeback to keep his unblemished record at 71. As he led Sri Lanka to a respectable 170/6. When allowed to bat first.
Sri Lanka was in serious difficulty after losing five wickets for just 58 runs before Rajapaksa. And Wanindu Hasaranga teamed up for a strong comeback. He began by establishing the tone for us.
The fact that everyone has raised their hands at any time is fantastic. Just had to get a method. possessed faith in the team’s talent. Came in with a really young seam attack; it was amazing to watch them play. Picking one person out is improper because it was a team effort.