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Asia Cup 2022: I hope we made our fans back home proud, says Sri Lankan skipper Shanaka

The Lions created a scientific efficiency to beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the last in Dubai

Greater than 6 months after the popular Rajapaksa family members was tortured for the most significant financial as well as political dilemma in Sri Lankan background, a lesser-known Rajapaksa arised on Sunday to bring splits of happiness to the harmed island nation.

It’s not yet clear the number of individuals beyond Sri Lanka had in fact come across Bhanuka Rajapaksa up until Sunday.

However they will certainly remember his name currently after the left-hander presented among the best fightbacks in T20 cricket to influence the young Sri Lankan group’s extraordinary 23-run success over Pakistan in the DP Globe Asia Mug last at the Dubai International Cricket Arena.

Revealing the heart of a gladiator, Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45 spheres) signed up with hands with Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21 spheres) to release a ruthless counterattack on Pakistan after Babar Azam’s group had actually minimized them to 58 for 5 inside 8 overs.

When the frightening Pakistani rapid bowlers, led by Haris Rauf (4-0-29-3), began turning the round at 90 miles per hr as well as rewriters Shabad Khan (4-0-28-1) as well as Iftikhar Ahmed (3-0-21-1) maintained a limited chain on the batsmen, Sri Lanka’s opportunities of getting away the clutches of their competitors appeared remote.

However Rajapaksa as well as Hasaranga chose to eliminate fire with fire as their 58-run collaboration for the 5th gate transformed the suit on its head.

Rauf did bring Pakistan back right into the competition when he had Hasaranga captured behind in the 15th over.

However Rajapaksa located excellent assistance from Chamika Karunaratne (14 not out) as the left-hander ruied the bowling numbers of Naseem Shah (4-0-40-1).

The climbing quick bowler had actually previously offered Pakistan a desire begin by sending out the stumps of Kusal Menis (0) flying in the initial over.

However when he returned for the last over, Rajapaksa remained in the area, evasion throughout to send out a 90 miles per hour shipment over the rear of the wicketkeeper’s go to a 4 prior to striking the last round over the added cover limit as Sri Lanka went from 155 for 6 in the 19 overs to 170 for 6 at the end of their innings.

Pakistan remained in the thick of points regardless of tool pacer Pramod Madushan Liyanagamage (4/34) disregarding Babar (5) as well as Fakhar Zaman (0) to be on a hat method.

Mohammad Rizwan (55 off 49 spheres) as well as Iftikhar Ahmed (32 off 31 spheres) maintained Pakistan in the quest with their 71-run collaboration for the 3rd gate.

However Liyanagamage struck once more in the 14th over prior to Hasaranga (4-0-27-3) went back to haunt the Pakistanis with his 2nd straight three-wicket haul versus them.

From 92 for 2, Pakistan broke down to 125 for 9, shedding 7 gates for simply 23 runs prior to Liyanagamage finished the procedure in the last round by castling Naseem.

” I have to say thanks to the group, they were sustaining us greatly. As well as likewise to the followers in the house, hope we made them happy,” captain Dasun Shanaka stated at the post-match discussion.

” We were 100% today, credit scores to gamers as well as mentoring team. I have to say thanks to SL cricket board for sustaining us as well as backing us, not to fail to remember the selectors.”

The magnificent win finished an impressive turn-around for Sri Lanka that had actually experienced an unpleasant loss to Afghanistan in the opening video game of the competition when they were rejected for 105 on August 27.

Sunday’s win in the last was their 5th straight success in the competitors which made them their 6th Asia Mug title.

And Also they did it regardless of shedding the throw as well as batting initially on a ground that had actually greatly favoured the chasing group in the competition.

A young group that had absolutely nothing to shed wound up winning the competition– probably their sweetest success in cricket after the 1996 Globe Mug accomplishment

Quick ratings

>> > > Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs.

>> > > Sri Lanka 170-6 in 20 overs ( Bhanuka Rajapaksa 71 not out, Wanindu Hasaranga 36, Dhananjaya de Silva 28; Haris Rauf 3/39)

>> > > Pakistan 147 full blast in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 55, Iftikhar Ahmed 32; Pramod Madushan Liyanagamage 4/34, Wanindu Hasaranga 3/27)

>> > > Guy of the suit: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

>> > > Guy of the competition: Wanindu Hasaranga

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