Asia Cup Final Highlights for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium on 11 September 2022 – Sri Lanka won by 23 wickets and took home the trophy.
Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bowl first but Sri Lanka still managed to score 170 runs in the first innings with the help of Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 71 off 45 balls despite some fiery bowling by Pakistani bowlers in the beginning of the game.
However, a 58-run partnership between Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva and Rajapaksa provided a perfect launch pad for Sri Lanka to set a competitive target. Although, the partnership was ended after Hasaranga de Silva, who was the aggressor, was sent back by Haris Rauf in the 15th over.
By the time the sixth wicket fell, Rajapaksa was well set to launch a counterattack on the Pakistani bowlers. His 54-run partnership with Chamika Karunaratne pushed Sri Lanka to 170/6 at the end of their 20 overs.
Haris Rauf remained the highest wicket taker for the green shirts as he removed three players, while Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, and Iftikhar Ahmed scored one wicket each.
In the second innings, Pakistan, while chasing a target of 171, were bowled out for 147 runs with Madushan claiming four wickets and Hasaranga taking 3-27.
Asia Cup Final – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – Highlights
Pakistan – Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain.
Sri Lanka –Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.