Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs within the summit conflict of Asia Cup 2022, on Sunday at Dubai International Stadium. The unbeaten knock of 71 runs by Bhanuka Rajapaksa and a four-wicket haul by Pramod Madushan, helped Sri Lanka clinch their sixth Asia Cup title. The group has been garnering reward from all around the world for his or her spectacular efficiency within the event and following their win, the gamers took half in a large victory parade, after they returned house on Tuesday morning. The gamers have been welcomed by officers from Sri Lanka Cricket and the Sports Ministry on the Bandaranaike International Airport.
In the images posted by Sri Lanka Cricket on their Twitter, the gamers have been seen travelling in a double-decker bus, with followers on the roadside cheering and congratulating them. The gamers additionally interacted with the followers and thanked them for his or her huge assist, even through the time of disaster within the nation.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 13, 2022
“Believe in our cricketers…a lot of bad things are going around. As cricketers, they too should enjoy their lives as well, not spreading bad things. They have private lives too. Keep believing, that is the key. As a captain, I give confidence to the players, [whatever] I can. I can’t ask for more than that,” captain Shanaka had mentioned on the post-match convention, as Sri Lanka’s unprecedented financial disaster shaped the backdrop of the cricket group’s Asia Cup marketing campaign.
A crippling scarcity of international reserves has led to lengthy queues for gasoline, cooking fuel, and different necessities whereas energy cuts and hovering meals costs have heaped distress on the individuals.
Coming to the match, Bhanuka Rajapaksa performed a superb knock of 71* off 45 deliveries to take Sri Lanka to 170/6 from a place the place even 150 appeared tough for them to achieve. He was given ample assist by Wanindu Hasaranga, who hit 36 off 21 deliveries.
Pramod Madushan then took two wickets in two balls to rattle Pakistan early. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed placed on a 71-run stand, however their scoring charge was too low and the stress was constructing.
Madushan then broke the stand and claimed his third wicket, and since then, it was all Sri Lanka regardless of Rizwan hitting a half-century. Rizwan, Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have been all despatched packing in a single over to finish Pakistan’s hopes.
Pakistan have been finally bowled out for 147 off the ultimate supply of the match, resulting in ecstatic celebrations from the Sri Lanka gamers.
With PTI inputs
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