Pakistan was unable to keep up with Sri Lanka in the final match of the Asia Cup 2022, which Sri Lanka won by a score of 23 runs. Sri Lanka is the new owner of the Asia Cup trophy, making this their sixth time to lift the trophy overall. They gave the greatest performances they could muster in each and every match, winning the hearts of every Sri Lankan citizen despite the fact that their country is currently going through a catastrophe. Their roster is entirely comprised of younger players at this point, as all of their more experienced players have already retired. Throughout the course of this Asia Cup, Sri Lanka demonstrated that it is possible to triumph over any obstacle so long as one’s spirit is strong enough, regardless of the severity of the situation.
Take a bow, Sri Lanka! 🙌 🙌
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2022
At the Dubai International Stadium, the contest took place on Sunday, September 11th at evening 7.30 o’clock. The contest started in the attendance of thousands of spectators. But, alas, it turned out to be a particularly terrible day for the Pakistani teams, as they ended up losing the match by a significant margin. The Pakistani fans who attended the game exited the stadium in a state of profound dissatisfaction. On the other side, it was a fantastic day for the Sri Lankan team and their fans as a result of the match that they won in a valiant manner. When the Asia Cup first began, no one had any idea that Sri Lanka would be able to play this well in this Asia Cup. They went into the match as underdogs, but ended up beating everyone and winning the Asia Cup.
Pakistan took the bowl first after they were victorious in the coin toss. They got off to a fantastic start at the opening of the game. The wickets are falling one at a time, and Sri Lanka’s total score after 14.5 overs is 116 runs, with a loss of 6 wickets. Following that, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, with the assistance of Karunaratne, quickly changed the outcome of the match. Rajapaksa scored 71 runs off of 45 balls, and with the help of him Sri Lanka scored 170 runs with the loss of 6 wickets after 20 overs. Rajapaksa hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in this match and he was unbeaten throughout this innings. Apart from him Dhananjaya de Silva scored 28 runs, Wanindu hasaranga scored 36 runs and Chamika Karunaratne scored 14 runs in this match.
Haris Rauf, a bowler for Pakistan, was successful in taking three wickets in just four overs. In addition to Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed each got one wicket throughout the course of this match.
When the time came for Pakistan to score the runs, they got humiliated by Sri Lankans bowler. They lost all of their wickets gradually, and they were all out for 147. Even though Mohammad Rizwan scored 55 runs and Iftikhan Ahmed scored 32 runs, the Pakistani squad was still unable to prevail against Sri Lanka and lost the game. Bowlers from Sri Lanka were able to exert their dominance over the opposition from the very beginning of their innings. During this match, Pramod Madushan was successful in capturing four wickets, and Wanindu Hasaranga was successful in capturing three wickets. Chamika Karunaratne took 2 wickets and Maheesh Theekshana took 1 wicket in this match for Sri Lanka.
Every member of the Sri Lankan’s team gave their best effort to win the Asia Cup 2022 and were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the team’s success. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was awarded the man of the match trophy for his outstanding batting performance, and Wanindu Hasaranga was awarded the man of the series trophy for his excellent performances throughout the tournament.