T20 Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka becomes champ
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Sri Lanka has clinched victory against Pakistan in the final of T20 Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai Stadium, 24Newsh HD TV channel reported Sunday.
Sri Lanka set a target of 171 runs but Pakistan could score 147 as the Lankan bowlers demonstrated outstanding skills. Pakistan's batting line badly failed.
Pramod Madushan and Wanindu Hasaranga shared seven wickets between them as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title on Sunday.
Chasing 171 for victory, Pakistan were bowled out for 147 with Madushan claiming four wickets and Hasaranga taking 3-27 in Dubai.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa had smashed an unbeaten 71 to lift Sri Lanka to 170-6 from a precarious 58-5 after being put in to bat by Pakistan.
Sri Lanka lost only six wickets and its batsman Bhanuka Rajapaska made a magnificent 71 not out. Pakistani bowler Haris Rauf got three wickets against 29 runs.
Scoreboard from the Asia Cup final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai on Sunday:
P. Nissanka c Azam b Rauf 8
K. Mendis b Naseem 0
D. de Silva c and b Iftikhar 28
D. Gunathilaka b Rauf 1
B. Rajapaksa not out 71
D. Shanaka b Shadab 2
W. Hasaranga c Rizwan b Rauf 36
C. Karunaratne not out 14
Extras (b1, lb7, w2) 10
Total (6 wickets, 20 overs) 170
Did not bat: M. Theekshana, P. Madushan, D. Madushanka
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mendis), 2-23 (Nissanka), 3-36 (Gunathilaka), 4-53 (De Silva), 5-58 (Shanaka), 6-116 (Hasaranga)
Bowling: Naseem 4-0-40-1 (w1), Hasnain 4-0-41-0 (w1), Rauf 4-0-29-3, Shadab 4-0-28-1, Iftikhar 3-0-21-1, Nawaz 1-0-3-0
Pakistan (target 171)
M. Rizwan c Gunathilaka b Hasaranga 55
B. Azam c Madushanka b Madushan 5
F. Zaman b Madushan 0
I. Ahmed c sub (Bandara) b Madushan 32
M. Nawaz c Madushan b Karunaratne 6
K. Shah c Theekshana b Hasaranga 2
A. Ali b Hasaranga 0
S. Khan c Gunathilaka b Theekshana 8
H. Rauf b Karunaratne 13
N. Shah c Karunaratne b Madushan 4
M. Hasnain not out 8
Extras (nb2, w12) 14
Total (all out, 20 overs) 147
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Azam), 2-22 (Zaman), 3-93 (Iftikhar), 4-102 (Nawaz), 5-110 (Rizwan), 6-111 (Asif), 7-112 (Khushdil), 8-120 (Shadab), 9-125 (Naseem), 10-147 (Rauf)
Bowling: Madushanka 3-0-24-0 (nb1, w4), Theekshana 4-0-25-1 (w1), Madushan 4-0-34-4 (nb1, w3), Hasaranga 4-0-27-3, Karunaratne 4-0-33-2, De Silva 1-0-4-0
Pakistan win toss:
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first in the final match of the Asia Cricket Cup 2022 against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
Pakistan has reached the cricket competition’s final five times and is well poised to grab the trophy for the third time.
Changes in Pakistani team
Star performers Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah who were rested for the Super Four match versus Sri Lanka, are included in the team.
Asif Ali, Babar Azam (C ), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (W), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.
Big screens installed in Lahore, Karachi
The match will be shown live on Pakistan's biggest screen at the National Hockey Stadium and all arrangements have been made in this regard.
Following the enthusiasm of cricket lovers in Karachi, big screens at different public places and cricket grounds have also been set up to facilitate them.
Reporters: Hafiz Shahbaz Ali, Syed Noman Gull,