By John Doe
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022 Final, Highlights: Sri Lanka Defy Odds Against Pakistan To Win 6th Title
PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final, Highlights: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga and Pramod Madushan starred as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title.
After Bhanuka Rajapaksa rescued Sri Lanka to a fighting total of 170/6, a four-wicket haul by Pramod Madushan and a three-wicket over by Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka bundle out Pakistan for 147
Sri Lanka, a country picking up pieces after the death of democracy while facing enormous financial turbulence, found 11 worthy heroes on a cricket pitch as Dasun Shanaka's unheralded bunch crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title here on Sunday
It was a victory that was just not about cricket but way beyond that with much deeper historical and political importance.
It was one for posterity as Sri Lanka first raised themselves from the dungeons to reach 170 for 6 from a hopeless 58 for 5 because of Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 45-ball-71, easily one of the best knocks under pressure in T20s in recent times.
If that wasn't enough, Pakistan, who were cruising along at 93 for 2, were finally bowled out Pakistan for 147 as pacer Pramod Madushan (4/34 in 4 overs) and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27 in 4 overs) ensured that the few thousands of Sri Lankan fans out cheered the 20,000 odd Pakistan fans.
A country going through so much and still winning Asia cup after defeating best of the teams. You deserve it Sri Lanka, you deserve it all. Wonderful performance.
Sri Lanka have won 6/15 Asia Cup tournaments. They have reached 12 finals. U can never ever count them out of tournament cricket. What a fairytale story.
Team Pakistan should learn from this defeat in #AsiaCup2022. Think tank of the team must take immediate decisions to make the best team for T20 World Cup 2022.
When we were watching the start of the match it looked like that Pakistan will make the match one-sided, and at the end Sri Lanka made it one-sided. Have to appreciate the Sri Lanka played the entire tournament specially today's final, they deserve #AsiaCup2022 title.
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