Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan to win Asia Cup on Sunday© AFP
The Asia Cup 2022 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) noticed a heavy development within the favour of groups chasing, making the toss within the ultimate a vital one to win. The chances have been already in favour of Pakistan when Babar Azam referred to as it proper and opted to discipline. Issues obtained worse for Sri Lanka once they have been all the way down to 58/5 within the ninth over. However from then on, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan and an impressed show of fielding noticed them register a reasonably snug win over Pakistan to elevate their sixth Asia Cup title.
Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 147 to win the match by 23 runs.
Of the 11 matches performed within the event earlier than the ultimate, the workforce batting first had received solely thrice.
Two of these have been when India and Pakistan beat Hong Kong and the opposite was when Virat Kohli‘s century powered India to an enormous win over a drained Afghanistan aspect that was enjoying on back-to-back days.
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka had acknowledged on the toss that his aspect was up in opposition to it having been put in to bat, however had mentioned even then that they may nonetheless win.
After the match, he mentioned that the workforce had in thoughts the ultimate of IPL 2021, when Chennai Tremendous Kings batted first and received.
“In IPL 2021, Chennai received the match batting first and that’s what was in my thoughts. These children know the circumstances rather well. Wanindu made a huge effect after dropping 5 wickets. Chamika and DDS batted rather well too. The final ball six was the turning level. 170 was mentally the distinction, as 160 all the time feels chasable. As a teenager, we knew Madushanka would ship, and as a captain we needed to again him,” mentioned Shanaka on the post-match presentation ceremony.
IPL 2021 was additionally performed within the UAE and the groups batting second did win extra even in that version of India’s premier T20 event.
However CSK had batted first and ended up beating Kolkata Knight Riders within the summit conflict.
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