The Sri Lanka cricket team, captained by Dasun Chanaka, won the Asian Cup 2022 for the sixth time on September 11, 2022. The Sri Lankan cricket team defeats the Pakistan team by 23 runs in front of more than 24,000 cricket lovers at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Sri Lankan cricket team finally won the Asian Cup after eight years. They decided to bat first after the toss. The Pakistan team had an initial target of 171, but the Sri Lankan team limited their score to 147.
Sri Lankan Team for Asian Cup
Pramod Madushan, a young Sri Lankan cricketer, took two wickets for two balls for Pakistan Captain Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. On the fifteenth delivery, Ifthikar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan developed a partnership of 103. By knocjing out Mohammad Nawaz, Chamika Karunaratne was able to lead Sri Lanka to victory.
Wanindu Hasaranga was successfully taking the wickets in the first, third, and fifth innings on the sixteenth delivery. The fact that Mohammad Rizwan was defeated was a bonus for Sri Lanka in their victory.
When the Sri Lankan team started batting, Pakistan bowlers defeated Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, and Danushka Gunathilaka before the end of power play bowling. When Danushka Gunathilaka was leaving the field, the scoreboard read 36 for 03 wickets. Although Dhananjaya de Silva was capable of maintaining a batting speed of 150 kilometers per hour, unfortunately, was able to score only 28 runs in 21 bowls. Dasun Shanaka was able to score only 02.
The Lankan team was propelled to victory by Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Wanindu Hasaranga’s outstanding innings. Bhanuka Rajapaksha scored 71 points in 45 balls. With 09 wickets in 06 matches, Wanindu Hasaranga was second in wicket-taking and scored 66 runs in 5 innings. Wanindu Hasaranga won the Player of the Series title, while Bhanuka Rajapaksha won the Man of the Match award.