PAK vs SL: Babar Azam celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Pathum Nissanka within the Asia Cup last.© AFP
Pakistan are accountable for the proceedings in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ongoing Asia Cup last on the Dubai International Stadium. After being put into bat, Sri Lanka’s top-order didn’t negate the brand new ball as Pakistan pacers ran riot within the powerplay. Both Sri Lanka openers, Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka, had been again within the pavillion earlier than the conclusion of the fourth over. While Mendis was castled within the first over by Naseem Shah, Nissanka mistimed his pull and was caught close to mid-off by Babar Azam off Haris Rauf‘s supply.
Pakistan captain Babar needed to run a good distance from mid-off and took a very good catch operating behind. He was pumped up after pouching the catch, and nearly fell down whereas celebrating the wicket.
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Rauf then later grabbed his second wicket, cleansing up Danushka Gunathilaka within the last over of the powerplay.
Sri Lanka had been 67 for 5 midway into their innings.
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka had confronted off within the last recreation of the Super 4 stage, with the island nation popping out on prime.
Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga led Sri Lanka’s bowling cost to arrange a snug five-wicket victory.
After proscribing Pakistan to a complete of 121, Sri Lanka chased down the full with three overs to spare.
Since the emergence of Asia Cup in 1984, Sri Lanka have received the title 5 occasions, whereas Pakistan have claimed it twice. It will likely be fascinating to see that which aspect will prevail over the opposite to assert the final word title.
India are essentially the most profitable aspect with seven Asia Cup triumphs.
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