Asia Cup 2022 Final: The final match of Asia Cup 2022 is being played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. For this match, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. While batting first, Sri Lanka’s team scored 170 runs. After this target, now Pakistan will have to score 171 runs to win the match. In this match for Pakistan, Haris Rauf took 3 wickets, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan and Iftikar Ahmed took 1-1 wickets. On the other hand, Bhanuka Rajapaksa batted brilliantly for Sri Lanka and played a brilliant innings of 71 runs in 45 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes.
Hasranga and Rajapaksa made a comeback
The Sri Lankan team, who came to bat first in the final of the Asia Cup, did not have a good start. Kushal Mendis, who came to open for Sri Lanka in the match, got bowled by Naseem Shah in the very first over. On the other hand, Sri Lanka got the second blow on the score of 23 runs in the form of Pathum Nisanka, he was caught by Babar Azam on the ball of Haris Rauf. At the same time, Gunatilaka also could not do anything special in this match and he became the second victim of Haris Rauf by scoring just 1 run. At the same time, Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka, who came out to bat after him, could only score only 2 runs and got bowled by Shadab Khan.
Half of Sri Lanka’s team had returned to the pavilion within 60 runs. Then the innings of Sri Lanka was handled by Bhanuka Rajapakse and Vanindu Hasaranga and the team’s score crossed 100. At the same time, after scoring 36 runs in 21 balls with the help of 1 six and 5 fours, Hasranga was dismissed by Haris Rauf. He became Rauf’s third victim. Rajapaksa batted brilliantly for Sri Lanka and scored a brilliant half-century of 71 runs in 45 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes. Thanks to the brilliant batting of Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka set a target of 171 runs to Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup.
Playing XI of both the teams
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dasun Shanaka (c), Vanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Mahesh Thekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain.