In a cricket match, Sri Lanka faced Pakistan, and Sri Lanka won by two wickets. This victory secured their spot in the Asia Cup final against India. The match had some tense moments, especially towards the end.
Sri Lanka had a good start in their chase but lost five wickets quickly, making the match more challenging. The last over was particularly exciting, with bowler Zaman Khan defending just seven runs. He did well initially, giving away only two runs in the first four balls. However, Charith Asalanka managed to hit a boundary off the fifth ball, leaving Sri Lanka needing two runs off the final delivery. Asalanka flicked the ball for a couple of runs amid the cheering crowd, securing the win.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. They made several changes to their team, including replacing some players due to injuries and poor form. Sri Lanka also made a couple of changes.
During Pakistan’s batting, Abdullah Shafique played well, scoring 64 runs with the help of Babar Azam. Later, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed built a strong partnership, contributing 108 runs to the team’s total of 252/7.
In response, Sri Lanka had a good start thanks to Kusal Perera, but he got run out early in the match. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis then had a good partnership. After Nissanka got out, Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama added 100 runs before Samarawickrama got out. Sri Lanka lost some wickets, but Charith Asalanka’s determination ensured their victory.
This win took Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup final, marking their 12th appearance in the final across ODI and T20 formats. It was an exciting and closely contested match that thrilled cricket fans.