Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan within the Asia Cup remaining.© AFP
Legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers on Tuesday congratulated the Sri Lankan cricket group for clinching the Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lanka clinched the Asia Cup 2022 after defeating Pakistan within the remaining by 23 runs on Sunday. He used a quote from Sri Lanka’s fielding coach, Anton Roux, to focus on how gamers put smiles on the faces of their countrymen amid a heavy financial disaster within the island nation and showcased their combating spirit and toughness by chasing and defending targets in some tense, nail-biting matches after a loss to Afghanistan within the match opener.
“Shoutout to @OfficialSLC for a wonderful achievement! In the words of one of their Coaches @Rooster55555, “powerful occasions do not final, however powerful folks do”. Congrats guys,” tweeted de Villiers.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 13, 2022
This is Sri Lanka’s sixth Asia Cup title. They have gained the title beforehand in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014. They are the second-most profitable group in match historical past subsequent to India, which has gained seven titles.
Coming to the Asia Cup remaining, Sri Lanka was put to bat first by Pakistan. The island nation fought their manner again into the sport from being 42/5 within the powerplay. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71*) and Wanindu Hasaranga (36) had a 58-run stand that took Sri Lanka to 170/6 of their 20 overs.
Pakistan misplaced two early wickets whereas chasing 171 and had been at 22/2. Then, Mohammad Rizwan (55) and Iftikhar Ahmed (32) shaped a 61-run stand to stabilize the innings. In demise overs, Sri Lanka as soon as once more swung the match of their favour by way of a spell by Hasaranga (3/27). Pakistan was bundled out for 147 and misplaced by 23 runs. Pramod Madushan (4/34) additionally did numerous injury in powerplay and demise overs, serving to his facet safe the Asia Cup title.
Rajapaksa acquired ‘Man of the Match’ award for his sensible 71*.
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