The Pakistan team led by Babar Azam has set a target of beating Sri Lanka by 253 runs. At the same time, Dashun Shanaka’s team has to achieve this target in 42 overs. Due to the rain, this game was actually shortened to 45-45 overs. But then it rained again. After more rain the game was reduced to 42 overs. Pakistan scored 252 runs for 7 wickets in 42 overs. Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat.
The winning team of this game qualifies for the final. The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma has reached the final. However, now it will be interesting to see which team will challenge India in the final? The final match of this tournament will be played on September 17 in Colombo.
However, if we talk about the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Pakistan team, which won the toss and came to bat first, had a poor start. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was eliminated after scoring 4 runs in 11 balls. However, there was a 64-run partnership between Abdullah Shafiq and Babar Azam for the second wicket. But after that, Pakistani batsmen kept coming out.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored the most runs for Pakistan. Mohammad Rizwan scored 86 runs off 73 balls. He hit six fours and two sixes in his innings.
Abdullah Shafiq scored 51 runs off 69 balls. He hit three fours and two sixes in his innings. Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored 29 runs off 35 balls. Babar Azam hit three fours in his innings. At the same time, Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan contributed 31 runs off 39 balls. Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Nawaz left the team after scoring 3 and 12 runs respectively.
Mathisha Pathirana took a maximum of 3 wickets for Sri Lanka. While Pramod Madushan took two wickets on his behalf. Additionally, Mahish Tikshana and Dunith Velalage scored 1 success each.