Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf was at his best for his team in the Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka as cleaned up two opposition batters inside the powerplay on Sunday (September 11). The right-arm pacer has been in sensational form in the ongoing Asia Cup for Pakistan and captain Babar Azam was right on the money when he decided to bring him in inside the 6 overs.
First he removed the in-form batter Pathum Nissanka after Naseem Shah cleaned up his partner Kusal Mendis in the first over of the final. Later on, he dismissed Sri Lanka middle-order batter Gunathilaka with a beautiful inswinging delivery fueled with pace. Social media couldn’t keep after the right-arm pacer delivered in the final of the Asia Cup 2022.
Checkout the video and reactions below…
Proper heat by Haris Rauf, 151 kph to cleans up Gunathilaka. pic.twitter.com/zAKX0EoVIV
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 11, 2022
HARIS RAUF. REMEMBER THE NAME. pic.twitter.com/zp3MNMPsJF
— saltafa (@saltafa) September 11, 2022
What a ball by Haris Rauf. Absolute gun bowling by Pakistan! pic.twitter.com/Mq4AGXTANJ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 11, 2022
WE BELIEVE IN HARIS RAUF SUPERMACY pic.twitter.com/EmgaAIItc9
— Lahori Guy (@YrrrFahad_) September 11, 2022
You can’t applaud Haris Rauf enough for stepping up to the plate as the leader, the most experienced of this young bowling attack. He’s become so reliable, so potent, such a threat…a huge part of Pakistan’s success #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/BnevXF1rwH
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) September 11, 2022
Haris Rauf swinging the ball at 94MPH and hitting the stumps. RIDICULOUSLY GOOD
— Haroon (@hazharoon) September 11, 2022
151KPH and the stumps are destroyed , HARIS RAUF breathing fire once again – pic.twitter.com/LoxaYoPU7x
— Asad Abdullah (@asad_qureshi257) September 11, 2022
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Coming to the match, an impressive fighting fifty by Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45 and an attacking knock by Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21) propelled Sri Lanka to 170/6 against Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on Sunday (September 11). Apart from Rajapaksa and Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva (28 off 21) and Chamika Karunaratne (14 not out off 14) also played vital knocks for Sri Lanka, during their stay at the crease.
Put into bat first, Sri Lanka were off to a terrible start, losing three wickets inside the powerplay against the quality pace bowling. In the very first over, pacer Naseem Shah clean bowled Mendis, who was late to bring his bat down on a quality length ball. Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva then hit a few boundaries to show some fight back. (With IANS inputs)