Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022 Final, Highlights: After Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka reach a competitive total of 170/6, Pramod Madushan's four-wicket haul and Wanindu Hasaranga's three-wicket over helped Sri Lanka dismiss Pakistan for 147, enabling them to defeat Pakistan by 23 runs and win their sixth Asia Cup championship on Sunday at Dubai International Stadium. First sent to bat, Sri Lanka initially struggled, but Rajapaksa's outstanding performance of 71 runs in 45 balls enabled them to reach their target of 171. Along with him, Hasaranga also scored 36 runs off 21 balls in a brief innings. Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, and Iftikhar Ahmed each claimed one wicket for Pakistan, while Haris Rauf claimed three wickets.
Karunaratne cleans up Haris Rauf on the final ball. That's the end of the match. Sri Lanka are the new Asian champions. They have defeated Pakistan by 23 runs
Pakistan's 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's 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
Sri Lanka used to compete in every tournament's championship game. Now, the Sri Lankan team is following suit and winning the championship with ease. The Sri Lankan comeback after being reduced to 67-5 in 10 overs was a visual delight. #AsiaCup2022Final #PAKvsSL #SLvsPAK pic.twitter.com/Jy7NOwRKVh— Possible11 (@Possible11team) September 11, 2022
They played like true champions, they deserve the win. They put us under pressure at key moments and won the match despite losing the toss. We committed mistakes and Sri Lanka took advantage of that. They took the momentum away from us towards the end in both the innings. Mohammad Rizwan (55 off 49)
He set the tone at the top for us. Great thing is at any given point everybody puts their hands up. Just had to get a method. Had confidence in the talent in the team. Came in with a very young seam attack - seeing them perform has been superb. It's not right to pick one person out - it's been a team effort. Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood
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