Sri Lanka Team Qualify for the Asia Cup Final 2023 after defeating Pakistan.
After batting in the most important match against Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s bowling also failed miserably. Pakistani bowlers failed to take early wickets against Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka’s grip on the match looked strong from the start.
Pakistan’s target of 252 runs was achieved by Sri Lanka on the last ball at the loss of 8 wickets. Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Mendes scored 91, Charith Asalanka scored 49 and Sudira Samravakarma scored 48 runs.
In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 8 runs to win while seven players were out. In the last over, Zaman Khan gave only two runs in the first three balls and took a wicket in the fourth ball, after which Sri Lanka needed 6 runs in two balls to win the match, but Asalinka hit a boundary on the fifth ball, while on the last ball His team won by two runs.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 252 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 42 overs. Under the Duckworth-Louis law, Sri Lanka was also given a target of 252 runs to win.
Both the innings were limited to 45 and 45 overs after the match was delayed due to rain, then 42 and 42 overs when the match was stopped again due to rain during Pakistan’s innings.
Sri Lanka’s innings:
The Lions first wicket against Pakistan fell for 20 when Kusal Perera was run out for 17 runs, followed by a 57-run partnership between Kaushal Mendes and Patham Nsanka.
Sri Lanka’s second wicket fell on 77 when Patham Nissanka scored 29 and was caught out by Shadab Khan.
A 100-run partnership was established between Kaushal Mendes and Sudira Samravakarma for the third wicket. Sudira Samravakarma was dismissed for 48 runs at a total score of 177 in 29.4 overs.
On the total score of 210, Kaushal Mendes also got out after playing an innings of 91 runs, after which wickets fell rapidly.
Dasan Shanaka 2, Dhananjaya De Silo 5 and Donath Velalj returned to the pavilion for 0. Pramod Madhushan was run out after scoring one run in the last over.
For Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed took 3 wickets, Shaheen Afridi took 2 wickets and Shadab Khan took one wicket.
Green shirts did not start well in the Super Four stage match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Abdullah Shafiq and Fakhar Zaman faced difficulties in playing the bowlers and Fakhar Zaman was clean bowled by fast bowler Pramod Madhushan for a total score of only 8 runs in the fifth over.
A partnership of more than 50 runs was established between Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafiq, but the second wicket also fell in the 16th over with a total score of 73. Babar Azam returned to the pavilion after scoring 29 runs.
Abdullah Shafiq also got out after scoring 52 runs on the total score of 100 runs.
At the score of 108, Pakistan’s fourth wicket fell when Mohammad Haris was caught out by Pathirana after scoring just three runs.
Pakistan’s fifth wicket fell at 130 in 27.4 overs when Mohammad Nawaz returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs. On this occasion, the match was stopped due to the onset of rain.
Iftikhar Ahmed scored 47 and Shadab Khan scored only three runs. Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten with 86 and Shaheen Afridi with 1 run.
Sri Lanka Bowling:
Sri Lanka, Mathisha Pathirana took 3 wickets, Pramod Madhushan took 2 wickets, Mahesh Tekshana and Donath Valalaj took one wicket each.In the match, the captain of the national team, Babar Azam, won the toss and decided to bat first.
Babar Azam said that two more changes have been made in the team announced yesterday, Imam-ul-Haq has back pain while Saud Shakeel is not part of the playing XI due to fever.