Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan to win Asia Cup on Sunday© AFP
The Asia Cup 2022 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) noticed a heavy pattern within the favour of groups chasing, making the toss within the last a vital one to win. The odds have been already in favour of Pakistan when Babar Azam referred to as it proper and opted to subject. Things bought worse for Sri Lanka once they have been right down to 58/5 within the ninth over. But from then on, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan and an impressed show of fielding noticed them register a reasonably snug win over Pakistan to raise their sixth Asia Cup title.
Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 147 to win the match by 23 runs.
Of the 11 matches performed within the event earlier than the ultimate, the workforce batting first had received solely thrice.
Two of these have been when India and Pakistan beat Hong Kong and the opposite was when Virat Kohli‘s century powered India to an enormous win over a drained Afghanistan aspect that was enjoying on back-to-back days.
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka had acknowledged on the toss that his aspect was up towards it having been put in to bat, however had stated even then that they may nonetheless win.
After the match, he stated that the workforce had in thoughts the ultimate of IPL 2021, when Chennai Super Kings batted first and received.
“In IPL 2021, Chennai won the match batting first and that is what was in my mind, we talked about it,” Shanaka stated within the post-match press convention. [CHECK AND REWRITE QUOTES PROPERLY PLEASE, COULD NOT FIND REPLAY YET]
IPL 2021 was additionally performed within the UAE and the groups batting second did win extra even in that version of India’s premier T20 event.
But CSK had batted first and ended up beating Kolkata Knight Riders within the summit conflict.
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