Former India pacer, Irfan Pathan heaped reward on Sri Lanka after their two-wicket win towards Pakistan within the fifth Tremendous Fours match of the Asia Cup 2023 and mentioned that it is a group for the long run.
The fifth Tremendous Fours match of the Asia Cup 2023 began late attributable to heavy rain and the sport was lowered to 42 overs.
At first Babar Azam-led Pakistan gained the toss and opted to bat first. Within the first inning, Abdullah Shafique opened for Pakistan together with Fakhar Zaman. Shafique performed a 52-run run from 69 balls with a strike charge of 75.36.
Nonetheless, Mohammad Rizwan scored the best variety of runs amongst his teammates after he scored 86 runs from 73 balls with a strike charge of 117.81. Babar Azam, the primary ODI batsman didn’t make a mark and scored solely 29 runs from 35 balls.
The Males in Inexperienced gave a goal of 253 runs after Matheesha Pathirana led the Sri Lanka bowling assault and displayed a surprising efficiency with the ball. Pathirana picked three wickets from his eight-over spell and gave away 65 runs.
Pramod Madushan additionally took two wickets in his seven-over spell and gifted 58 runs. Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage picked up one wicket every within the first inning.
Within the second inning, Kusal Mendis performed a 91-run knock from 87 balls with a strike charge of 104.60 and helped Sri Lanka chase the goal.
Nonetheless, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka ended the sport in type after their sturdy partnership. Asalanka performed a 49-run knock from 47 balls and Samarawickrama scored 48 runs from 51 balls and helped Sri Lanka to ebook their spot within the ultimate match of the Asia Cup 2023.
Sri Lanka within the final couple of video games has performed exceedingly nicely: Irfan Pathan
The previous India pacer took to his official X (previously generally known as Twitter) account to bathe reward on the younger aspect. Pathan mentioned that Sri Lanka has performed nicely within the final couple of video games and added that the group have batsmen who can bowl as nicely.
“Sri Lanka within the final couple of video games have performed exceedingly nicely. They’ve pure batters who can bowl. Lengthy batting lineup. Group for the long run for positive. #srilankacricket,” Irfan Pathan wrote.