sri lanka beat pakistan inasia cup 2023

Colombo: Sri Lanka qualified for the Asia Cup final after defeating Pakistan in a thrilling match.

Sep 15, 2023 - 06:23
sri lanka beat pakistan inasia cup 2023
sri lanka beat pakistan inasia cup 2023

In the match played in Colombo, Sri Lanka achieved the target of 253 runs given by Pakistan on the last ball and defeated Pakistan by two wickets to reach the final.

The final of the Asia Cup will be played between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday   

Kaushal Mendes played a brilliant innings of 91 runs, Asalanka played a match-winning innings of 49 runs, Sudheera Samravakarma stood out with 48 runs.

On behalf of Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed took three wickets, Shaheen Shah Afridi took two wickets and Shadab Khan took one wicket.

Pakistan had scored 252 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 42 overs and had given Sri Lanka a target of 253 runs to win.

Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan scored brilliant half-centuries, Abdullah Shafiq scored 52 runs, Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 86 runs.

Iftikhar Ahmed also played a brilliant innings of 47 runs.

Fakhar Zaman again proved unsuccessful and returned to the pavilion after scoring only 4 runs, captain Babar Azam was stumped for 29 runs. Mohammad Nawaz scored 12 runs.

On behalf of Sri Lanka, Pathirana guided three players to the pavilion, Pramod Madhushan took two more wickets, Thakshana took one wicket each.

  Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka.

The important match being played in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, was supposed to start at 2:30 PM, but was delayed due to rain. Due to rain, the match has been reduced to 45, 45 overs.

On the occasion of the toss, Babar Azam said that they tried to score maximum runs, instead of Imamul Haq, Fakhar Zaman has been included in the team.

Abdullah Shafiq, Muhammad Harith, Muhammad Nawaz, Zaman Khan, Wasim Jr., Muhammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi are also part of the team.

There is also a possibility that the match will be shortened due to the intervention of rain. If this match is 20-20 overs, which team will have a chance? Showed the possibility of chance.

Sports reporter Shahid Hashmi said that every day and match is new in cricket. The entire Sri Lankan team is playing very well, especially against India, their performance is in front of everyone. It will not be easy for the Pakistani batsmen to play the young spinner Village, but if the match is shortened due to rain, it will benefit Pakistan. It would be easier to bowl 4 overs instead of 10 overs by a spinner in ODIs and anyway most of the Pakistan team is T20 selection.

In the program, the host Najeeb Al Husnain raised the question of adding Mohammad Haris to the team instead of the out-of-form opener Fakhar Zaman instead of the specialist opener Abdullah Shafiq. Never opened what is the justification for their choice?

Former captain Younis Khan said that Abdullah Shafiq is the ideal replacement for Fakhar Zaman, but if we look deeply into why Fakhar and Imam open in the team, then we will find that Fakhar is fast while Imamul Haq is a bit more careful innings. Build and back each other up.

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