Asia Cup 2022: Never to be. simply not to be. Sri Lanka won’t allow that to happen. They have applied pressure in the opposite direction after almost suffocating. India, you now have one foot on the plane heading home.
This is a true see-sawing game. The Sri Lankan middle order felt the heat and succumbed to some tentative cricket, Dasun Shanaka once again stole the show at the death, and Pant.
And Arshdeep just wasn’t able to knock three stumps down from a distance of ten feet, turning the game back in India’s favour. It all started with it looking done at the halfway point with Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka smashing the helpless bowling around. Oh, that was complete.
Asia Cup 2022: Match Summary of India VS Sri Lanka
In the Super 4 match between the two teams on Tuesday at the Dubai International Stadium, Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets. A 64-run stand between Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25 not out).
And Dasun Shanaka (33 not out) for the fifth wicket carried Sri Lanka to victory. Kusal Mendis, who scored 57 runs, led all scorers for Sri Lanka. Pathum Nissanka’s 52-run performance aided the team’s case as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who had bowling statistics of 3 for 34, was the bowler of choice for India. Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s 72-run knockoff 41 balls helped India score 173 for 8 on the board. After the Indian captain left the field, Sri Lanka chipped in with wickets at regular intervals, but India was unable to capitalize on Rohit Sharma’s brilliant fifty-run stand.
Dilshan Madushanka took three wickets, Chamika Karunaratne took two, and Dasun Shanaka took one each. Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, decided to bowl first after winning the toss.
Asia Cup 2022: Man of the Match- Dasun Shanaka
“The atmosphere inside the squad determined the tone. We gained our confidence from it. Our batting lineup secured victory. Dilshan and Theekshana in particular bowled brilliantly in spurts. We performed well to limit the Indian batsmen to 173 runs despite their ferocious attacks.” Dasun Shanaka
He Further Added. “After the first game, we had an interesting discussion. In this competition, we are aware of our potential. Mendis and Pathum set the tone for us, and Rajapaksa and I brought it to a close. I don’t have to bowl my whole quota of overs since Chamika bowls four overs for us thanks to the team configuration. I simply need to base my decisions on what the team needs.”
Asia Cup 2022: Here Rohit Sharma In After Match Presentation
Simple as that, we just wound up on the wrong side. We had an opportunity to score in the first inning of our game. We performed poorly in the second half. The men who were in the middle of the field can learn how to play shots. These things are possible.
Losses like this will help us learn what makes a team effective. Given the poor start they had with the ball, it was a commendable effort to carry it to the final over. In the middle overs, the spinners bowled forcefully and took wickets, but Sri Lanka maintained composure. We believed we could effectively utilize the spinners with the larger perimeter. But the strategy wasn’t successful.
For a very long time, their right-handers batted. I considered using the longer bounds and bringing in Hooda. But with the three seamers, I was content. Unfortunately, Avesh’s performance in the fitness tests has been lacking. He was very ill, so he didn’t react well. We would like to play with four seamers, but we wanted to give three seamers a shot before the World Cup. As a team, we must come up with solutions, like where we stand with five bowlers. Now that we are aware of our position with this combo. We only lost two consecutive games, so there are no long-term concerns.