Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in an exciting contest of the Asia Cup on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. Dasun Shanaka’s facet would face India within the ultimate of the occasion on September 17.
“What a game, not for the faint hearted !” wrote Sri Lankan nice Sanath Jayasuriya on X, previously often called Twitter, after seeing his facet attain the Asia Cup ultimate for the 12th time.
Debutant Zaman Khan fought his coronary heart out within the ultimate, however couldn’t repeat his heroics of the Pakistan Super League the place he led Lahore Qalandars to their second PSL title in 2023.
Pakistan had set a 253-run goal for Sri Lanka within the rain-reduced match.
After DLS adjustment a run has been taken off Sri Lanka’s goal. Pakistan completed at 252. Sri Lanka’s goal would even be 252 in 42 overs.
Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed have been the important thing for Pakistan to guide the innings to a complete the place their bowlers, together with debutant Zaman Khan, would have the ability to defend in match which was decreased to 42 overs attributable to rain on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.
Rizwan was not out for 86. He made a 108 runs partnership with Ahmed who bought out on 47.
Earlier, Pakistan have been struggling to place in a giant complete as the highest order stuttered to capitalise on the powerplay which was wanted to make sure the facet had a very good run price.
Abdullah Shafique, who made an impression with a fifty in his comeback match, was the newest to return to the pavilion after he tried to hit a boundary on a bouncer however the ball went off the highest edge and was taken by Pramod Madhushan at deep sq. leg. After his dismissal, Pakistan have been 100/3.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam received the toss and elected to bat towards Sri Lanka after rain pressured the knockout Asia Cup contest to 45-overs-a-side on Thursday.
The match is successfully a semi-final with the winner to fulfill India within the ultimate of the 50-over match, a prelude to the ODI World Cup beginning in October.
The beginning of the match has been delayed by 75 minutes attributable to heavy rain within the afternoon and extra anticipated within the night.
Pakistan have included younger tempo bowler Zaman Khan of their line-up after accidents to premier quicks Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf.
Naseem will fly again to Pakistan whereas Rauf is with the group after they suffered a 228-run loss to India.
Pakistan have made two adjustments within the facet introduced Wednesday with Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique coming in for Imam-ul-Haq, who has a again spasm, and Saud Shakeel, who has a fever.
Sri Lanka have made two adjustments to their group which misplaced their earlier Tremendous 4 match to India by 41 runs. Kusal Perera and Pramod Madushan make the XI.
TeamsSri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana
Pakistan: Mohammad Haris, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Zaman Khan
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG), Langton Rusere (ZIM)
TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)