Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling match. With this win, Sri Lanka has reached the final of the 2023 Asia Cup where they will face India. In the breathtaking game against Pakistan, neither team’s victory seemed certain until the end, and the result of the exciting game only came on the last ball. With the defeat, Pakistan’s dream of reaching the final has shattered. For Sri Lanka, two players played a very explosive game in this match and played an important role in the team’s passage to the final.
Sri Lanka won the game
Sri Lanka needed to score 252 runs in 42 overs to win. Sri Lanka had scored 240 runs in 40 overs. In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 12 runs to win against Pakistan when Charit Asalanka and Dhananjay de Silva were present at the crease. Then Pakistan captain Babar Azam handed over the 41st spot to Shaheen Shah Afridi. In this over he gave away just 4 runs and picked up 2 important wickets. Afridi sent Dunith Vellalaghe and De Silva to the pavilion in this over. Now, after 41 overs, Sri Lanka’s score was 244 runs.
8 runs were needed in the last over to win
In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 8 runs to win and Zaman Khan took over the responsibility of bowling for Pakistan. Then Pramod Madushan and Charith Asalanka were at goal for Sri Lanka. A run came on the first ball from Zaman’s leg-bye. The second ball was a dot ball and the third ball also resulted in a run. Now Sri Lanka needed 6 runs to win off the last three balls. Then Pramod Madushan was run out by Zaman on the fourth ball and the game became exciting. Now Sri Lanka needed 6 runs in the last 2 balls, then Charit Asalanka used his experience and hit a four on the fifth ball and completed 2 runs by running on the last ball. In this way, the Sri Lankan team managed to win the game.
Zaman Khan’s last appearance
First ball – a run came from the bye.
The second ball was a point
Third ball – a run came
Fourth ball – Pramod Madushan runs out
Fifth ball – Charit Aslanka hit a four
Sixth ball – Charit Asalanka made two runs
These Sri Lankan players have done wonders
Pakistan batted first and scored 252 runs. Due to the rule of Duckworth Lewis, Sri Lanka reached the target of 252 runs. Mohammad Rizwan (86 runs) and Abdullah Shafiq (52 runs) scored brilliant half-centuries for Pakistan. This allowed the Pakistan team to achieve a respectable result. Kushal Mendis and Charit Asalanka (52 runs) bowled brilliantly for Sri Lanka. Both players fought brilliantly and the Pakistan bowlers could not withstand them. Mendis was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant 91-run innings.