Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the final of the Asia Cup 2022 (Asia Cup) played at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a target of 171 runs, the Pakistani team was bowled out for 147 runs in 20 overs. Star wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 55 and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 32 runs. For Sri Lanka, Pramod Madhushan dismissed four players and Vanindu Hasranga dismissed three players.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first, which was good initially, but Sri Lanka won the match thanks to Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s unbeaten 71 and Hasranga’s 36 runs. The blue jersey team scored 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka fans, How are you feeling this morning? 🏆🤩 pic.twitter.com/RnrrFWSR6g— ICC (@ICC) September 12, 2022
It’s celebration time!! 🤩🏆 pic.twitter.com/rCxikSDxbA— Dasun Shanaka (@dasunshanaka1) September 11, 2022
Sorry! we couldn't bring this trophy back to Pakistan 💔. pic.twitter.com/yEAqTESFOM— Shahnawaz Dahani (@ShahnawazDahani) September 11, 2022
SCENES 🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/UVyIY3jHoB— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 11, 2022
Gautam Gambhir waved Sri Lanka's flag after their Asia Cup 2022 victory. pic.twitter.com/vWdWi5G1TH— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 11, 2022
Sri Lanka won the #AsiaCup2022 last night after defeating Pakistan by 23 runs. It's their sixth time winning the #AsiaCup. Congratulations @OfficialSLC 🇱🇰#SLvsPAK #Final #RPSwing pic.twitter.com/9cemnosyhr— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 12, 2022