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    Asia Cup 2022 Final, SL vs PAK highlights: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win the 2022 Asia Cup

    Asia Cup 2022 Final, SL vs PAK highlights: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win the 2022 Asia Cup

    Asia Cup 2022 Final, SL vs PAK highlights: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win the 2022 Asia Cup
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    Catch the highlights from Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 FINAL being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

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    With that, we come to the end of the coverage of Asia Cup 2022! Thanks for being with us for the past two weeks. Good night. 

    Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka lifts the Asia Cup trophy as the team is officially crowned as the Asia Cup 2022 winners. Dasun Shanka is joined by his teammates and the Sri Lankan coaching staff as the fireworks and confetti go off! 

    Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka captain: I want to thank the crowd; they have been supporting us massively. Hopefully we made them proud today. In IPL 2021, Chennai won the match batting first and that is what was in my mind. These youngsters know the conditions really well. Wanindu made a huge impact after losing five wickets. Chamika and DDS batted really well too. The last ball six was the turning point. 170 was the point mentally as 160 always feels chasable. As a youngster, we knew Madushanka would deliver, and as a captain we had to back him. It can happen to any team in the world. [On the first game against Afghanistan] It happened for a good reason. We had serious discussions after that game. Each and every individual did well for us and that is how we became champions. The fielding improved a lot in the finals. We had some mistakes in the league stages. We were 100% today, credit to the players and the coaching staff. I want to thank the Sri Lankan cricket board and the selectors as well.

    Babar Azam, Pakistan captain: Congratulations to Sri Lanka for playing outstanding cricket. We dominated them for the first eight overs, but the partnership that Rajapaska got was amazing. This was a true wicket and it is always nice playing in Dubai. We didn't bat according to our potential. We started well, but we gave away 15-20 extra runs and couldn't finish well. A lot of positives for us to take. In a final, the margin for mistakes is lesser. Our fielding wasn't up to the mark and the batting couldn't finish it off well. But Rizwan, Naseem and Nawaz were positives. Ups and downs will be there, but it would be nicer if we made lesser mistakes.

    Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga is the Player of the Series. 

    Wanindu Hasaranga, Player of the Series: When I went out to bat at 60/5, Bhanuka and me planned to get to 150, which was a good total. I told him that I would play my role and play my shots. In the first few overs, the ball swung, but when I batted, the wicket was really good. I love to bowl in the subcontinent. I look to bowl at the stumps in these conditions and that is why I am successful. I try to bowl tight and bowl dot balls. Our boys did a great job throughout the tournament especially after our loss against Afghanistan.

    Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Player of the Match: It was not easy out there. Pakistan were bowling well. When Wanindu came in, we got a plan. We wanted to be positive all through. When Iftikhar was bowling, Wanindu said that he would attack him. But thankfully both of us went har. I had to change my game because Pakistanis were on top. We wanted to spend some time in the crease and that helped in getting 170. When Chris (Silverwood) came out to talk to us after the 10th over, I told him that 140 was a good score. But we stayed till the end and the target was much different. The last ball six and the last over helped us with the momentum and this is a game of momentum.

    Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapakasa is the Player of the Match for his fifty. 

    Time for the post-match presentation ceremony

    Dhananjaya de Silva, Sri Lankan all-rounder: I wasn't playing in the initial games, but I was practising regularly and ready if given an opportunity. We planned well against all teams and stuck to our plans, executed them well.

    Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan wicketkeeper and opening batter: They played like true champions, they deserve the win. They put us under pressure at key moments and won the match despite losing the toss. We committed mistakes and Sri Lanka took advantage of that. They took the momentum away from us towards the end in both the innings.

    Chris Silverwood, Sri Lanka head coach: He set the tone at the top for us. Great thing is at any given point everybody's put their hands up. Just had to get a method. Had confidence in the talent in the team. Came in with a very young seam attack - seeing them perform has been superb. It's not right to pick one person out - it's been a team effort.

    Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka wicketkeeper and openeing batsman: Very very happy to get the runs. Me and Pathum got partnerships in last two matches. Were two-three wickets down. Very good partnership in the middle order.

    Chamika Karunaratne, Sri Lankan fast bwler: We are winning after 7 years, we are a different team. Full of youngsters, feeling very good. We were just going to fight and give it our best. The players were pushing their limits. Everyone tried their best after the loss in the first match (against Afghanistan).

    Result 

    Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to win the Asia Cup 2022. 

    Pakistan 147 all-out after 20 overs.

    Chamika Karunaratne to bowl the last over. Pak need 32 runs. 
     
    Ball 1. Fast back of the length delivery on off stump. A swing and a miss from Rauf. 
     
    Ball 2. Slow full length delivery wide of off stump. Rauf slogs the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow fuller delivery on off stump. Hasnain slaps the ball to long-on for one. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow back of the length delivery wide of off stump. A swing and a miss from Rauf. 
     
    Ball 5. SIX! Full length delivery wide of off stump. Rauf smashes the ball over long-off for a maximum. 
     
    Ball 6. OUT! Full and straight delivery on off stump. Rauf goes for a wild heave but fails to connect and the ball hits the stumps. 
     
    Haris Rauf b Karunaratne 13(9) [4s-1 6s-1]

    Pakistan 139/9 after 19 overs.

    Madushan is back into the attack to bowl his final over. 
     
    Ball 1. WIDE! Full fast delivery fired down the leg side. 
     
    Ball 1. FOUR! Overpitched delivery on off stump. Naseem swings his bat. The ball takes a thick edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary. 
     
    Ball 2. OUT! Overpitched delivery on off stump. Nassem plays an uppish drive and ends up hitting the ball straight into the hands of the fielder at long-off. 
     
    Naseem Shah c Karunaratne b Pramod Madushan 4(2) [4s-1]
     
    Mohammad Hasnain, right handed bat, comes to the crease
     
    Ball 3. Slow good length delivery wide of off stump. A swing and a miss from Hasnain. 
     
    Ball 4. Full length delivery on off stump. Hasnain drives the ball to long-off for one. 
     
    Ball 5. FOUR! Full toss on off stump. Rauf flicks the ball away to long-on for a boundary. 
     
    OH NO! IT IS A NO BALL!
     
    FREE HIT! 
     
    Ball 5. WIDE! Fast back of the length delivery way outside the line of off stump. 
     
    Ball 5. Full length delivery on off stump. Rauf drives the ball to long-off for one. 
     
    Ball 6. SIX! Slow good length delivery on middle and leg stump. Hasnain slogs the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 
     
     
     

    Pakistan 120/8 after 18 overs.

    Theekshana is back into the attack to bowl his last over. 
     
    Ball 1. FOUR! Full fast delivery wide of off stump. Shadab Khan throws his bat. The ball takes a thick edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary. 
     
    Ball 2. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Shadab drives the ball to mid-off. 
     
    Ball 3. Full toss on off stump. Shadab hammers the ball straight down the ground to long-off for one. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow full length delivery on middle stump. Rauf drives the ball to long-on for a single. 
     
    Ball 5. Slow good length delivery on middle stump. Shadab sweeps the ball to deep square-leg for two runs. 
     
    Ball 6. OUT! Slow good length delivery wide of off stump. Shadab hits the ball over the covers. The fielder at deep cover runs in from the deep and takes a great catch. 
     
    Shadab Khan c Gunathilaka b M Theekshana 8(6) [4s-1]

    Pakistan 112/7 after 17 overs.

    Hasaranga is back into the attack to bowl his final over. 

    Ball 1. OUT! BIG BIG BLOW FOR PAKISTAN! Slow full length delivery wide of off stump. Rizwan bends his back knee and slog-sweeps the ball to deep mid-wicket where the fielder at deep mid-wicket takes a good catch. 

    Rizwan c Gunathilaka b Hasaranga 55(49) [4s-4 6s-1]

    Asif Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease

    Ball 2. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Kushdil pushes the ball in the covers for one. 

    Ball 3. OUT! BOWLED! Slow full length delivery on middle stump. Asif Ali goes for a wild slog but fails to connect and the ball crashes onto the stumps. 

    Asif Ali b Hasaranga 0(1)

    Shadab Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

    Ball 4. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Shadab clips the ball to long-on for one. 

    Ball 5. WICKET! Pakistan innings has fallen apart! Slow full length delivery wide of off stump. Kushdiul goes for a wild hit. the ball comes off from the lower end of the bat and lobs in the air. Theekshana at third-man takes a good catch . 

    Khushdil c M Theekshana b Hasaranga 2(4)

    Haris Rauf, right handed bat, comes to the crease

    Ball 6. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Rauf taps the ball in the covers. 

    Pakistan 110/4 after 16 overs.

    Chamika Karunaratne [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
     
     
    Ball 1. Slow back of the length delivery wide of off stump. Rizwan pulls and whips the ball to deep square-leg for one. 
     
    Ball 2. WICKET! Slow back of the length delivery on leg stump, Nawaz pulls but manages to hit the ball straight down the throat of the fielder at fine-leg. 
     
    Mohammad Nawaz c Pramod Madushan b Karunaratne 6(9)
     
    Khushdil Shah, left handed bat, comes to the crease
     
     
    Ball 3. Slow good length delivery just outside the off stump. Khushdil Shah looks to work the ball to third-man but fails to connect. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow bouncer of off stump. Khushdil Shah manages to pull the ball to deep square-leg for one run. 
     
    Ball 5. SIX! IN THE CROWD! Slow full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan slogs the ball hard and sends it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. The six takes Rizwan to his fifty!
     
    Ball 6. Slow full length delivery on middle stump. Rizwan works the ball to the leg side for one. 

    Pakistan 101/3 after 15 overs.

    Dhananjaya de Silva, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
     
     
    Ball 1. Fuller delivery wide of off stump. Nawaz smashes the ball straight down to long-off for two runs. 
     
    Ball 2. Full toss wide of off stump. Nawaz thrashes the ball through backward point for a couple of runs. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow back of the length delivery bowled into the pads. Nawaz looks to play the ball on the leg side but the ball raps on the pads. 
     
    Ball 4. Full length delivery on off stump. Nawaz drives the ball back to the bowler. 
     
    Ball 5. Full length delivery bowled into the pads. A swing and a miss from Nawaz. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Nawaz drives the ball with soft hands and chips it in the direction of de Silva. The ball falls just short of the bowler. 

    Pakistan 97/3 after 14 overs.

    Pramod Madushan [2.0-0-9-2] is back into the attack
     
     
    Ball 1. Good length delivery on off stump. Rizwan clips the ball to square-leg for one. 
     
    Ball 1. WIDE! Slow back of the length delivery bowled down the leg side. 
     
    Ball 2. WICKET! Slow full length delivery on off stump.  Iftikhar Ahmed swings his bat in an attempt to play a big shot over deep mid-wicket. The ball comes off from the lower end of the bat and balloons high in the air. The fielder at deep mid-wicket takes a good catch. 
     
    Iftikhar Ahmed c (sub)Ashen Bandara b Pramod Madushan 32(31) [4s-2 6s-1]
     
    Mohammad Nawaz, left handed bat, comes to the crease
     
     
    Ball 3. Good length delivery on off stump. Mohammad Rizwan flicks the ball to square-leg for a single. 
     
    Ball 4. Full length delivery wide of off stump. Nawaz pumps the ball to deep cover for one run. 
     
    Ball 5. Fuller delivery on middle and leg stump. Rizwan drives the ball to deep square-leg for one run. 
     
    Ball 6. Good length delivery on off stump. Nawaz punches the ball through the covers for a run. 
     

    Pakistan 91/2 after 13 overs.

    Theekshana is back into the attack to bowl his third over. 
     
    Ball 1. Back of the length delivery on off stump. Rizwan gets on the top of the bounce and hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for two runs. 
     
    Ball 2. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan works the ball into the covers. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow good length delivery at off stump. Rizwan plays the ball to mid-wicket for one. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow low good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed edges the ball to short third-man fielder. 
     
    Ball 5. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed leans forward and blocks the ball with a straight bat. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow back of the length delivery wide of off stump. A swing and a miss from from Iftikhar Ahmed. 

    Pakistan 88/2 after 12 overs.

    Hasaranga to bowl his third over. 
     
    Ball 1. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed leans forward and drives the ball in the covers. 
     
    Ball 2. SIX! Slow full length delivery on middle and leg stump. Iftikhar Ahmed bends his back knee and slog-sweeps the ball to the cow corner for a maximum. 
     
    Ball 3. FOUR! Slow overpitched delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed smashes the ball straight down to long-off for a boundary. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed plays a late cut and guides the ball to third-man for two runs. 
     
    Ball 5. Slow low good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed manages to flick the ball to mid-wicket and runs down to the other end to complete a single. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan sweeps the ball to deep square-leg for one. 

    Pakistan 74/2 after 11 overs.

    Chamika Karunaratne is back into the attack to bowl his second over. 
     
    Ball 1. Good length delivery fired at off stump. Rizwan pushes the ball back to Karunaratne. 
     
    Ball 2. Full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan flicks the ball to long-on for one. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed taps the ball to long-on and takes a run. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Mohammad Rizwan plays a late-cut and guides the ball to third-man for one. 
     
    Ball 5. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket for a run. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow overpitched delivery on middle and leg stump. Rizwan drives the ball to square-leg and runs hard to complete two runs. .

    Pakistan 68/2 after 10 overs.

    Hasaranga to bowl his second over. 
     
    Ball 1. Full length delivery wide of off stump. Rizwan goes on one knee and sweeps the ball to fine-leg for a single. 
     
    Ball 2. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed taps the ball to square-leg for one run. 
     
    Ball 3. BIG APPEAL FOR LBW! THE UMPIRE GIVES THAT AS NOT OUT! SLow good length delivery on off stump. Mohammad Rizwan pushes forward to defend the ball but the ball spins and hits the front pads. There is a big appeal from the bowler and the keeper for the LBW but the on-fielde umpire is not convinced. Shanaka takes the review. The replay shows that there was an inside edge of the bat. So Rizwan survives. He has taken a single. 
     
    Ball 4. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed leans forward and pushes the ball to covers for one. 
     
    Ball 5. Full length delivery wide of off stump. Mohammad Rizwan bends his back knee and sweeps the ball to fine-leg for one. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed drives the ball into the covers. 

    Pakistan 63/2 after 9 overs.

    Theekshana is back into the attack to bowl his second over. 
     
    Ball 1. Slow back of the length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed pumps the ball to long-on for a single. 
     
    Ball 2. FOUR! Short delivery just wide of off stump. Rizwan plays a very late cut and helps the ball to third-man for a boundary. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan presses forward and drives the ball to deep cover for one. 
     
    Ball 4. Back of the length delivery on middle stump. Iftikhar Ahmed clips the ball behind square on the leg side for one run . 
     
    Ball 5. Back of the length delivery on off stump. Rizwan rocks back in the crease and guides the ball to deep mid-wicket for two runs. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Rizwan drives the ball to deep mid-wicket and is happy just with a single. 

    Pakistan 53/2 after 8 overs.

    Chamika Karunaratne, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
     
     
    Ball 1. Back of the length delivery on off stump. Rizwan gets on the top of the bounce and pulls the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 
     
    Ball 2. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Rizwan clips the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
     
    Ball 3. Slow good length delivery on off stump. Rizwan taps the ball in the covers and takes a quick single. 
     
    Ball 4. Fast back of the length delivery wide of off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
     
    Ball 5. Good length delivery on middle stump. Rizwan drives the ball to mid-on for a single. 
     
    Ball 6. Slow full length delivery on off stump. Iftikhar Ahmed flicks the ball to square-leg and milks a single. 

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