Sri Lanka beat Pakistan on Thursday by two wickets after a thrilling match of the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023. In the first inning, Pakistan set a total of 252 runs in 42 overs, losing seven wickets in a lackluster performance. Muhammad Rizwan was the top scorer with 86 runs, while Abdullah Shafiq scored 52 runs and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 47 runs.
Matheesha Pathirana was a key performer from the bowling side, taking three wickets.
In the second inning, Sri Lanka started aggressively, putting up 11 runs in the first over. The island nation then lost two wickets on 82 runs but after that, Samarwickrama and Kusal Mendis scored a 102-run partnership that helped Sri Lanka successfully chase the total.
With Sri Lanka needing 12 runs in the last two overs, Shaheen Afridi bowled a stunning over with only 3 runs given. Zaman Khan came to bowl the last over and bowled his 4 balls on good length. Sri Lanka needed six runs on two balls as Aslanka hit a boundary in the slip. Zaman Khan bowled his last ball and Aslanka pushed it to the leg side scored two runs and led the team to victory.
Sri Lanka will play the final with India in Colombo.
SRILANKA179/3 (30 Overs)
Much needed wicket for Pakistan, Sadeera Samarawickrama caught on fourth ball of 30th over by Iftikhar Ahmed. Sadeera Scored 48 runs.
SRILANKA81/2 (13.4 Overs)
Pakistan takes his second wicket as Shadab khan grabs a good catch on his ball. Pathum Nishanka score 29 runs.
SRILANKA 28/1 (4 Overs)
First wicket down! What a through by Shadab Khan. Kusal parera run out on 17 runs.
PAKISTAN 252/6 (42 Overs)
Asia Cup 2023: Pak vs Sri Lanka
Rizwan’s batting takes Pakistan to 252/7 in 42 overs
Pakistan set a total of 252 runs by losing 7 wickets in 42 overs. Muhammad Rizwan was top scorer with 86 runs on 73 balls. Matheesha Pathirana was key performer from bowling side by taking 3 wickets.
Shadab Khan caught on the second ball of 42nd over by Paramod Madhushan. He scored 3 runs.
PAKISTAN 242/6 (41 Overs)
Iftikhar Ahmed caught on fourth ball of 41st over by Matheesha Pathirana. Iftikhar scored 47 runs.
PAKISTAN 184/5 (35 Overs)
PAKISTAN 138/5 (30 Overs)
The match is start with 42 overs per-side.
Rain in Colombo
Pakistan-Sri Lanka match was delayed for a bit due to rain in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Pakistan is at 130/5 after 27.4 overs.
PAKISTAN 130/5(27.4 Overs)
Muhammad Nawaz bowled out on the fourth ball of 28th over by Theekshana. He scored 12 runs on 12 balls.
PAKISTAN 109/4(25 Overs)
Muhammad Haris catch out on the last ball of 24th over by Mathesha Pathirana. He scored 3 runs on 9 balls.
PAKISTAN 100/3 (22 Overs)
Abdullah Shafiq catch out on the fourth ball 22nd over by Mathesha Pathirana. He scored 52 runs on 69 balls.
PAKISTAN 88/2(20 Overs)
PAKISTAN 73/2 (16 Overs)
Babar azam stumped out on the last ball of 16th over by Dunith Vellalage. Babar scored 29 runs on 35 balls.
PAKISTAN 72/1 (15 Overs)
PAKISTAN 40/1 (10 Overs)
PAKISTAN 27/1 (7.0 Overs)
Pakistan lost his first wicket as Fakhar zaman bowled out on the second ball of fourth over by Paramod Madhushan. He scored 4 runs on 11 balls.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first.
The rain has stopped completely and most of the covers are off. The toss will take place at 5:00 PM. This will be a 45 over game each side.
Toss delayed due to rain.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are playing Knock-out match. The winning team will qualify for the final where they will compete against India.