Sri Lanka Qualify for Final after knocking Pakistan Asia Cup 2023

 Sri Lanka Qualifies for Final 

Pakistan Won The Toss:

Pakistan skipper  Baber Azam had won the toss and decided to bat first. Fakhar Zaman and  Abdullah Shafique openers started the innings. Faker Zaman was out in no time scoring 4 runs of 11 balls. Abdullah Shafique and Baber Azam now come at 3 number. Baber Azam got stump out. Abdullah Shafique moved the inning forward and scored 52 runs off 69 balls. The main contributors in batting from the Pakistan Team are Rizwan and Iftikhar. Rizwan made 86 runs from 73 balls and Iftikhar made 47 runs from 40 balls and scored 252 against Sri Lanka which can be defended.
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Pakistan  Batting:

Pakistan posted a score of 252 runs for the deficiency of seven wickets in a rain-shortened first innings of 42 overs against Sri Lanka in the Super Four phase of the 2023 Asia Cup competition at R Premadasa Arena in Colombo.

The hosts let it slip from major areas of strength for a with the ball, neglecting to make the most of these cloudy circumstances. After Mohammad Nawaz's wickets, there was a short rain break, and when Sri Lanka got back in, they totally failed to get wickets, but string endeavors towards the end.

Matheesha Pathirana got three wickets while Pramod Madushan contributed with two wickets and Dunith Wellalage and Maheesh Theekshana got one wicket each.

Pakistan was looking unsteady so far, reeling on 130/5 inside 28 overs. Be that as it may, Rizwan-Iftikhar sewed up an organization of 108 runs and made their side reach an estimable aggregate.
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Iftikhar Ahmed was excused at the end for only three runs short of his 50 years, while Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 86 runs for his side.

Sri Lanka presently has a target of 252 runs in 42 overs, after the Duckworth Lewis change removed one run from the host's target.

Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets:

Sri Lanka knocked out Pakistan by two wickets in a virtual semi-last of the continuous Asia Cup 2023 at the R.Premadasa Arena in Colombo on Thursday.

The final of the Asia Cup 2023 will presently be played between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday, September 17 in Colombo.

harith Asalanka tried to avoid panicking as the obligation to take his team over the line in the keep going not many overs fell on his shoulders yet he batted with persistence.

The match at one point during the last over was supportive of the away side, on account of Zaman Khan's brightness, as they simply had to shield six runs in the last two balls.

Be that as it may, Asalanka got an external edge on the subsequent last chunk of the match and the ball contacted the limit line.

Sri Lanka Batting

Sri Lanka required two off one when Zaman bowled a slower length ball on the cushions, however, the left-given hitter held his nerves and played a basic shot towards the profound square leg wall and celebrated as he ran two across the pitch to direct his side to a impressive success.

Talking in a post-match service, he opened up on his perspective behind the last-ball triumph.

"I simply figured how might I get two to hit a hole and run hard because it is a major field and just advised Pathirana to run hard. I thought possibly he will bowl a bouncer or a yorker and afterward he bowled a more slow ball, so it was in my side. I'm exceptionally invigorated. Mendis and Sadeera batted all around well. I needed to wrap up. That is my job. I can rank this inning second spot in my book," he said.

while chasing the target of 252 runs, Sri Lanka looked like top picks from the outset with their hitters playing experienced and reasonable innings.
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Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama constructed a critical 100-run organization and set their side in a ruling position.

Mendis got out in the wake of scoring 91 runs while Samarawickrama was only two runs short of his 50 years when he succumbed to Iftikhar Ahmed.

Iftikhar conveyed for his side with the bat as well as with the ball and took three significant and opportune wickets however his heroics went to no end.

Batting first, Pakistan posted 252 sudden spikes in demand for the scoreboard on account of Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar joining powers for their side.

Rizwan played an unbeaten 86 off 73 with nine limits while Abdullah Shafique scored his last ODI in 50 years and was the second top-scorer for the Green Shirts.

Prior, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. The match was decreased to 45 overs and afterward 42 because of rain.

former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi unhappy:

Previous Pakistan sikpper Shahid Afridi thinks the Men in Green's batting request for the must-win Asia Cup Super 4 game against Sri Lanka was not as per the circumstance.

Pakistan recuperated well graciousness of Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed after they lost fast wickets in the center overs. Abdullah Shafique was a striking entertainer as an opener, scoring 52 off 69 conveyances.
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