Sunday got here as a disappointment for Pakistan’s followers as their facet confronted a 23-run defeat within the summit conflict of Asia Cup 2022 towards Sri Lanka, at Dubai International Stadium. Pakistan, who had been enjoying for his or her third Asia Cup title, had been bundled out at 147 within the chase of 171 runs. There had been low factors within the match for the Babar Azam-led facet however wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan’s sluggish knock of 55 runs off 49 balls, completely disenchanted the followers and cricket pundits alike. The batter acquired plenty of flak from a piece on social media however on a optimistic notice, Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq got here in his protection and stated that no person from outdoors is aware of what goes inside a dressing room and in a participant’s thoughts.
“It is their thinking. I always say this that people who are sitting outside, look at things from the outside and then they comment on it. When the result comes, they look at the scorecard and then they give their comments. What is going on in the dressing room and in the minds of players, what situation players are in, people on the outside do not know about this,” stated Saqlain Mushtaq in a put up-match press convention.
“I have also worked as a broadcaster sitting outside, it is easy to give comments. When you come inside the dressing room, you would know what is going on. From the outside, anyone can give comments,” he added.
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 seemed troublesome for them to succeed in. 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 price 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 had been all despatched packing in a single over to finish Pakistan’s hopes.
Pakistan had been ultimately bowled out for 147 off the ultimate supply of the match, resulting in ecstatic celebrations from the Sri Lanka gamers.
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