Sri Lanka had been tottering at 58/5 at one level after being put in to bat by Pakistan within the Asia Cup 2022 ultimate in Dubai on Sunday, however Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s sensible unbeaten 71-run knock coupled with essential cameos from Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne helped take them to 170/6 in 20 overs. But in circumstances the place chasing groups have held a significant edge, Sri Lanka needed to get off to a decent begin, however pacer Dilshan Madushanka gifted Pakistan a very good increase of their chase.
The left-arm seamer began with a no-ball after which bowled a brief ball too excessive and it was known as a large.
He then strayed down leg-side for 5 wides because the ball ran away to the boundary rope.
If that was not sufficient, he bowled one other leg-side huge to depart the rating studying 9/0 off 0 deliveries.
Rizwan bought a single off the subsequent supply, which was Sri Lanka’s first legit supply.
Haris Rauf then struck twice to depart Sri Lanka reeling and issues bought worse when Iftikhar Ahmed eliminated the Dhananjaya de Silva, who was batting freely. Dasun Shanaka fell within the ninth over and Sri Lanka seemed in actual bother.
But Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who has been in positive kind by way of the event, took the assault to the Pakistan bowlers, whereas Wanindu Hasaranga additionally stepped up the tempo.
A 58-run stand between the 2 ended when Rauf claimed his third wicket to ship Hasaranga again to the pavillion.
But Rajapaksa carried on his assault and located some assist in Chamika Karunaratne as he took Sri Lanka to a preventing complete.
Rajapaksa completed with 71 off 45 deliveries, with six fours and three sixes.
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