Dubai: Some scintillating batting from Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 off 45 balls) adopted by a four-wicket haul by Pramod Madushan and a three-wicket over by Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to raise their sixth Asia Cup title at Dubai Worldwide Stadium on Sunday.
Talking about their win, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka mentioned, “I have to thank the gang, they have been supporting us massively. And likewise to the followers at dwelling, hope we made them proud. These children know circumstances and state of affairs very well. After shedding 5 wickets, Hasaranga-Rajapaksa made a distinction. Up entrance, Chamika and DDS batted very well too. The last-ball six within the twentieth over was the turnaround level. 170 is all the time a difficult complete.”
Speaking about their loss within the first sport, Shanaka mentioned, ” It might occur to any good crew. It occurred to us for an excellent motive. We had severe discussions after that. We’ve gamers with good calibre, and so they stood up nicely. That is the place we grew to become champions.”
Congratulating Sri Lanka for his or her excellent win, Pakistan captain Babar Azam mentioned, “The best way we dominated them early, their partnership after that was excellent. The pitch was good, just like the Dubai wicket, all the time enjoyable to play right here. As a batting unit we did not do in accordance with our potential. We did not end the best way we might’ve needed to. However there are many positives from the match. Our fielding wasn’t on top of things at present, and our middle-order could not end nicely at present. However there have been lot of particular person performances– Rizwan, Shadab, Nawaz and Naseem.”
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who was Participant of the Match for his 45-ball 71, mentioned after being 5 down, it wasn’t straightforward on the market. “They have been bowling nicely. Wanindu and I had a pleasant plan. Nature of SL crew is to be optimistic and never have stress. That helped us rating runs. When Iftikhar was bowling, Wanindu needed to assault, however thankfully each of us have been getting the runs. I needed to change my sport at present since Pakistan have been prime in the mean time. Needed to spend a while on the crease. When Chris got here to speak to us on the drinks break, I instructed him that it appears like a 140 pitch. And finally we stayed until the top and the eventual goal was a lot totally different. It is a sport of momentum, and we set the momentum within the final over of the primary innings.”
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