Digital Desk, Dubai. Sri Lanka have captured the series by defeating Pakistan in the final match of Asia Cup-2022. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 170 for six on Sunday. In response, Pakistan’s entire team was reduced to 147 runs in 20 overs. Thus Sri Lanka has won the title match of Asia Cup 2022 against Pakistan by 23 runs. With this, Sri Lanka has won the Asia Cup trophy for the sixth time.
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For the Sri Lankan team, Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored an unbeaten 71 off 41 balls and Wanindu Hasaranga scored 36 runs. While for Pakistan, Harris Rauf took three wickets. Significantly, for the fourth time in the history of Asia Cup, the teams of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were seen face to face in the title match. Earlier, in the final played between these two three times, Sri Lanka had won twice and Pakistan had won once. The Sri Lankan team won the Asia Cup by defeating Pakistan in the final match played on Sunday.
The Pakistan team had a bad start in the final match. While chasing the target of 171 runs, the team lost two important wickets in the fourth over itself. Captain Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman returned to the pavilion in Sasse. Due to which the pressure on the Pakistan team increased, which remained till the end of the game.
However, there was a half-century partnership between Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan for the third wicket. But Iftikhar was dismissed after scoring 32 runs in 31 balls. Mohammad Nawaz departed after scoring 6 runs. After this, due to Hasranga’s superb bowling, Sri Lanka’s victory was confirmed by taking three wickets in the 17th over. Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed after scoring 55 runs in 49 balls.