In a costume rehearsal for the all-important last of Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Chasing a paltry goal of 122, Sri Lanka misplaced three wickets for simply 29 earlier than Pathum Nissanka, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa steadied the ship with a significant partnership. The duo added 51 runs for the fourth wicket to chop brief the deficit.
The Islanders misplaced two extra wickets within the type of Rajapaksa (24) and Dasun Shanaka (21), however Nissanka stayed unbeaten at 55 from 40 balls to take Sri Lanka house.
Earlier, Sri Lanka bowled exceptionally effectively to bundle out Pakistan at 121 in 19.1 overs. Leg-spinner spinner Wanindu Hasaranga did the utmost harm, bagging an excellent three-wicket haul for simply 21 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Aside from Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana (2/21) and Pramod Madushan (2/21) picked up a few wickets every. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam high scored with 30 off 29 balls, whereas Mohammad Nawaz scored 26 off 18 deliveries.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Lions go marching on and on! 🦁
Sri Lanka end the tremendous 4 spherical of the #AsiaCup2022 UNBEATEN! 👊👊👊👊
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 9, 2022
Props to Sri Lanka for backing Dasun Shanaka’s expertise over time. Till final 12 months, he had 53 inns with batting common solely 17 and SR 107. This 12 months, he has 417 runs at common 38 and SR 144. Whenever you again a expertise on this fickle format, it pays off. #AsiaCup
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 9, 2022
Sri Lanka ace the costume rehearsal earlier than the ultimate to finish the Tremendous 4 section on a excessive 👊#SLvPAK | #AsiaCup2022 | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/5cRoSjOfZG pic.twitter.com/SyjueGh0lk
— ICC (@ICC) September 9, 2022
Chasing workforce in Asia Cup 2022:
Misplaced (Hong Kong)
Misplaced (Hong Kong)
Misplaced (India beat Afghanistan)
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 9, 2022
Very reassuring run-chase from Sri Lanka. Nissanka is a cultured participant.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 9, 2022
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) September 9, 2022
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) September 9, 2022
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) September 9, 2022
A straightforward victory for Sri Lanka. Each groups will meet within the last on Sunday! Hope our boys will make a powerful comeback.
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) September 9, 2022