The match for the championship of the Asia Cup 2022, which was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium, was won by Sri Lanka. Pakistan finished in second place overall in the competition. After losing the toss, the Sri Lankan team was in full chaos at 58 for 5 before important partnerships from players like Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga turned the tide in favor of Sri Lanka.
Hasaranga contributed to the team effort with a knock of 36 runs, and together they helped the team get to a score of 170, which turned out to be the winning total in the end. Rajapaksa hit an outstanding unbeaten 71 at this time as well. The Pakistani batters were unable to provide enough responses to the Sri Lankan bowlers and did not pace the run chase in an effective manner, which led to their eventual loss by 23 runs.
An odd collision occurred between Pakistan fielders Shadab Khan and Asif Ali when they were going for Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s catch in the 19th over of the Sri Lankan batting innings. Before Shadab walked into his path, Asif was on the verge of taking the catch. The collision, on the other hand, resulted in a missed catch since the ball went over the ropes.
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In the meantime, the missed catch ended up being rather expensive, as Rajapaksa was able to capitalize on the opportunity and finish with two boundaries in the last over of the game. It was also a factor that stopped the momentum that Pakistan had going into the dressing room at the halfway point, while Sri Lanka held on to all of their catches to ensure that they would advance to win the final.