Highlights PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Dubai: SL Are New Asian Champions After 23 Run Win Over PAK
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Highlights PAK vs SL T20 Asia Cup Final: 

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to win the final of the Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The team played brilliantly to clinch the title.

Earlier, SL were on top in the final after the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan. Pakistan were in a good position after the 71-run stand between Rizwan and Iftikhar but they lost Iftikhar, Rizwan and Mohammad Rizwan in quick succession to put SL back in the driver’s seat. The over from Wanindu Hasaranga where he picked Rizwan, Khushdil Shah and Asif Ali in the same over changed the match in SL’s favour.

Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed added 71 runs for the third wicket and put Pakistan in a great position. Pakistan now need just 75 runs in 37 balls which should not be too difficult if they keep wickets in hand. Wanindu Hasaranga has not been effective which is why Dasun Shanaka will be a concerned man.

Pakistan are 37/2 after the powerplay. Sri Lanka have got off to a great start as Pramod Madushan has removed Babar Azam and fakhar Zaman. Mohammad Rizwan is still at the crease and he will hold the key for Pakistan. He along with Iftikhar Ahmed needs to stitch a good partnership now.

This is an excellent start by Sri Lanka and Pramod Madushan as they have removed Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. Babar Azam was caught out at five while Fakhar Zaman was clean bowled for a golden duck. This is trouble for Pakistan in the chase of 171.

170 is not a very big total but Pakistan will need a solid start from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Babar has not been in great form in Asia Cup 2022 but this is his opportunity. Sri Lanka were in all sorts of trouble when they had lost half their side inside 10 overs for 58 runs. However, Bhanuka Rajapaksa stood tall for the team and helped them recover to post 170 on the board. He got good support from Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne as they scored 36 and 14 respectively. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 28 at the start of the innings.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained unbeaten on 71 off 45. A brilliant counter-attack by Wanindu Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have brought Sri Lanka back in the game after Pakistan pacers run as rattle Sri Lanka’s top order. If these two players can play the remaining overs, Sri Lanka will end up with a good score. Sri Lanka have lost five wickets and their innings look in jeopardy. Naseem Shah removed Kusal Mendis for a golden duck before Haris Rauf removed Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka. Dhananjaya de Silva played a good hand but was dismissed by Iftikhar Ahmed before Shadab Khan gave Sri Lanka their fifth blow as he clean bowled Dasun Shanaka.

Bhanuka RFajapaksa is the key for Sri Lanka now. The powerplay is over and it’s Pakistan who are bossing the game. Pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf are bowling thunderbolts and have rattled the Sri Lanka top order. Naseem started the carnage as he clean bowled Kusal Mendis for a golden duck before Haris Rauf removed Pathum Nissanka and Danuska Gunathilaka. Dhananjaya de Silva has played some crisp shots but he now needs to build a partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Pakistan get off to a brilliant start as Naseem Shah clean bowled Kusal Mendis for a golden duck.

Mendis has been in good form in Asia Cup thus him getting out for no score is a massive blow. Mohammad Hasnain has also bowled with great pace from the other end. Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva are at the crease and will have to stabilize the innings with a steady partnership. Babar Azam has won the toss as Pakistan opt to chase in the Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka. Babar Azam made two changes in the team as Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah was brought back in the team. Sri Lanka will be batting first and they will need a good start from Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. Bhauka Rajapaksa has played some blazing short cameos and if the openers can give a good start, Rajapaksa and Shanaka can help Sri Lanka post a big first inning total.

Babar Azam-led Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final at the Dubai International Stadium today, September 11. Pakistan have enjoyed a good run in the tournament as players like Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf have done well. While Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have not scored many runs, they are match-winners on their day and Pakistan will have high hopes from them. Meanwhile, Dasun Shanaka has led Sri Lanka brilliant. Having lost to Afghanistan in the first match of Asia Cup, Sri Lanka bounced back to beat Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan in consecutive games. The win over Pakistan in the final Super 4 game will be a massive confidence booster ahead of the final. Sri Lanka will be delighted that players like Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, and Dasun Shanaka have done well for the team. With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga has been brilliant along with Maheesh Theekshana.

PAK vs SL T20 Asia Cup Squads:

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Charith Asalanka, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani

Live Updates

  • 11:41 PM IST

  • 11:27 PM IST

    That’s it, Sri Lanka win by 23 runs and thoroughly deserved this win. Kept on coming back from the most hopeless situations in the match and throughout the tournament. They deserve this win. Sri Lanka cricket has been in the middle of a massive slump post the retirement of Sangakkara, Jayawardene and Malinga but this win will give them the confidence that they can win against any team in the world.

  • 11:19 PM IST

  • 11:18 PM IST

  • 11:18 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: Questions will be raised on Mohammad Rizwan who played a 55 run knock but consumed 49 balls for the same.

  • 11:16 PM IST

  • 11:11 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: Three wickets in the over by Hasaranga and Pakistan have fallen apart face down. That’s the game as Pakistan need 51 runs in the last two overs.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: That could well be the final nail in the coffin as Mohammad Rizwan goes. Hasaranga gets the main man and Sri Lanka are elated. 61 needed of 23.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    AK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: 61 off the last four overs, this one is going down to the wire. Sri Lanka still ahead though.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: Oh no Pakistan lose another one and they are in trouble now. Mohammad Nawaz departs, still 69 needed off 29 balls, this will take some doing.

  • 10:52 PM IST

  • 10:51 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: WICKET! Pramod Madushan returns to remove Iftikhar, but Rizwan is still there and he is the main wicket for Sri Lanka. Pakistan need 70 runs in 30 balls as the match heads towards a tight finish.

  • 10:39 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: Sri Lanka are in trouble now as Rizwan, and Iftikhar look set. Hasaranga is also leaking runs as the pair fetched 14 off his last over. With 80 needed in 45 balls, Pakistan are in the driver’s seat.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: A good recovery by Pakistan courtesy of a 41 run partnership between Rizwan and Iftikhar. However, the match is still in balance. PAK 65/2 in 9.2

  • 10:06 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: Mohammad Rizwan will once again hold the key for Pakistan. If Sri Lanka can knock him off, they will be in firm control of the match. PAK 37/2 in 6

  • 9:54 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: WICKET! Babar Azam’s horrible tournament continues as Pramod Madushan sends him back to the pavilion for five. What a nightmare he is experiencing. Of Madushan has got Fakhar Zaman on the next ball as he clean bowled Fakhar Zaman for a golden duck/ Delight for Sri Lanka and Pakistan in massive trouble early. PAK 22/2

  • 9:46 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates: A good recovery by Madushanka after a horrible start as he have just 12 in the over. Maheesh Theekshana follows him with an economical over and gave just 4 runs. PAK 16/0 in 2

  • 9:37 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Live Match Updates – A horrible over to start from Dilshan Madushanka. Full of wides and no ball. Just one ball has been bowled and he has already given away 10 runs.

  • 9:34 PM IST

  • 9:21 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: 15 off the final over and Sri Lanka finish exactly on 170/6. What a knock Bhanuka Rajapaksa has played, single handedly brought Sri Lanka back in the game. He remains unbeaten on 71 off 45 balls. What a knock!

  • 9:14 PM IST

  • 9:08 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: A brilliant half-century by Bhanuka Rajapaksa

  • 9:05 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: Now Karunaratne, Rajapaksa partnership frustrating Pakistan. 26 off 16, these are valuable runs in the context of the game. SL 145/6 in 17.4. They may even get to 170 if they bat like this.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: Sri Lanka will need around 160 to give a real fight to Pakistan but Rajapaksa will have to play really well to take Sri Lanka close to that score. He is batting on 38 so he is well set. Around three overs remain in the game and if he can score around 30-35 runs in those 18 balls. Sri Lanka will reach the desired score. Chamika Karunaratne is at other and he too can hit the long ball. SL 129/6 in 16.4

  • 8:57 PM IST

  • 8:52 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: Fifty partnership up between Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa and what a time to get these runs. Absolute gold these runs. Sri Lanka will hope that these two players stay together till the end of the innings because if they do, Sri Lanka will end up with a good score. Oh as I type, Haris Rauf has returned to remove Wanindu Hasaranga who is caught behind. SL 116/6 in 14.5

  • 8:43 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: A six and a boundary by Hasaranga gets Sri Lanka closer to 100 run mark. This is a good partnership between Rajapaksa and Hasaranga. These two guys bat with a great strike rate thus if they can play the remaining overs, Sri Lanka will have a good total. SL 98/5 in 13.

  • 8:38 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: The partnership between Rajapaksa and Hasaranga is 21 off 16. This is the last recognized pair for Sri Lanka thus the partnership needs to flourish more. SL 85-5 in 12

  • 8:23 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: Now the skipper goes, a poor shot to say. Flighted ball and Shanaka wanted to play across the line, misses as the stumps are shattered. SL 58-5

  • 8:17 PM IST

    PAK vs SL Asia Cup Final Live Updates: Another one bites the dust, Dhananjaya de Silva who looked so good hit one straight to the bowler, Shadab Khan as he walks back to Sri lanka in shambles. SL 53/4