Sri Lanka set a target of 171 runs for Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 Final. Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka with an unbeaten half-century, which was struggling at 58/5 at one stage.
- Rajapakse supported Lanka in the final against Pakistan
- Unbeaten 71 runs off 45 balls
- Pakistan pacer Harris who took three wickets
- Shadab Khan who dropped Rajapaksa’s catch
After winning the toss in the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam chose to field. With that, openers Nishankha (8) and Kushal Mendis (0) who started the Sri Lankan innings followed by Danushka Gunathilaka (1) and captain Dasun Shanaka (2) reached the pavilion with a single digit score due to the blow of the Pakistani bowlers. Rajapakse, who stayed at the crease at this stage, gave a better score to Sri Lanka along with Dhananjaya D’Silva (28) and Wanindu Hasaranga (36).
Shadab Khan dropped two easy catches from Bhanuka Rajapaksa at the end. Rajapakse scored 15 runs after hitting a four and a six in the last over. Rajapaksa, who shared a partnership of 58 runs in 36 balls with Hasaranga. It is noteworthy that he shared a partnership of 51 runs in 31 balls with Karuna Ratne.
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