Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia cup 2022 Final: Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s (71 runs off 45 balls) hard-fought half-century powered Sri Lanka to 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs, batting first in the Asia Cup 2022 final at Dubai international cricket stadium on Sunday. Pakistani bowlers rattled Sri Lankan top-order to push them on the backfoot right from the start of their innings but a sixth-wicket partnership between Rajapaksa and Hasaranga and then a half-century partnership with Chamika Karunaratne for the seventh wicket propelled Sri Lanka to a respectable total.
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Meanwhile, a video of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan sharing a lighter moment with an on-field umpire after a failed DRS call went viral on social media. Pakistan had taken a DRS call, challenging Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s not-out decision but after the review, it was clear that the original decision taken by the on-field decision was absolutely correct.
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Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss against Sri Lanka and elected to field first in the final of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam also said at the toss, “We will bowl first. Looking forward to the match. Confidence level is high. We have played very well in this tournament. Every match we have new Player of the Match. Shadab, Naseem back. Usman and Hasan out.”
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said at the toss, “Would have bowled as well. But happy to bat as it’s a final. Openers have stood up. Madushanka and Mahesh have been brilliant. Good sign for World Cup. Record has been good in this tournament. Same team.”
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.