Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, who won the toss in the match, chose to field. With that, Mohammad Rizwan (14: 14 balls), who opened Pakistan’s innings with captain Babar Azam (30: 2×4 off 29 balls), failed for the first time in Asia Cup 2022. But.. Captain Babar Azam, who was disappointed in the last four matches with poor form, scored a remarkable score. But Babar was clean bowled by Hasranga.. Then Iptikar Ahmed (13) and Asif Ali (0) were also sent to the pavilion. It is noteworthy that all these three were clean bowled by Hasaranga.
Faqar Zaman (13), Kushdil Shah (4) and Hasan Ali (3) also failed to score runs in the middle overs. But at the end Mohammad Nawaz (26: 1×4, 2×6 off 18 balls) played aggressively. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Hasaranga took three wickets, Theekshana, Pramod Madhusudan two each, D’Silva and Karunaratne took a wicket each.