Asia Cup: Pakistan gamers Shadab Khan and Asif Ali colliding at deep midwicket.© AFP
Bhanuka Rajapaksa got here to Sri Lanka’s rescue within the ongoing Asia Cup last towards Pakistan on the Dubai International Stadium. With his aspect reeling at 58 for 5 at one stage, Rajapaksa led Sri Lanka’s cost with an unbeaten 71 off simply 45 balls because the Islanders managed to submit a complete of 171 for six in 20 overs. However, Rajapaksa was dropped when he was batting on 54. On the final ball of the penultimate over, Pakistan gamers Shadab Khan and Asif Ali collided at deep midwicket after Rajapaksa tried to hit Mohammad Hasnain‘s supply for a six.
While it appeared that Asif may pouch the ball, Shadab barged into his teammate along with his dive, and the ball popped out of his palms and looped over the rope for a six.
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Play was halted for some time and Shadab needed to obtain therapy after his head collided with Asif’s elbow.
After being put into bat, Sri Lanka misplaced three wickets within the powerplay, and had been ultimately decreased to 58 for 5 in 8.5 overs.
However, Rajapaksa placed on a key 58-run stand for the sixth wicket with Wanindu Hasaranga, who hit 36, to assist Sri Lanka to a aggressive complete.
Both had been dismissed off consecutive deliveries by Pramod Madushan.
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