Pakistan managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 170 runs in the final of the Asia Cup 2022. They had won the toss and bowled well to reduce them to 58/5 at halfway stage, but thanks to Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 71 off 45 balls, Sri Lanka did a jailbreak, posting a stiff total. Meanwhile, Pakistan was at their typical best as they messed up a simple catch of Rajapaksa. It happened on the penultimate ball of the match when Rajapaksa had a wild slog at Naseem Shah and the ball went up in the air.
In the end, the catch was missed as Shadab Khan ran straight into Asif Ali who then parried it away for a maximum. This act generated a lot of traction on social media; here are some of the top reactions.
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) September 11, 2022
— Zohair Tareen (زوہیر ترین) (@ZohairTweets101) September 11, 2022
— Azeem Siddiqui (@aze3msiddiqui) September 11, 2022
— MiSrAn Ahmad ,AS Fans (@MiSrAnAhMaD19) September 11, 2022
First Kohli’s century and now Pakistani players colliding while fielding
— Sunny Rana (@SunnySaidHigh) September 11, 2022
— advani.eth⚡️ (@manisindhi1) September 11, 2022
— A R F A (@sahiirfanarfa) September 11, 2022
— Kamya Chaturvedi (@tok2kamya) September 11, 2022
Pakistan pacers started with a bang before Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s brilliant 71 not out took Sri Lanka to a challenging 170 for 6 in the Asia Cup final here on Sunday.
It was a good toss to win for Babar Azam until Rajapaksa’s calculated assault at the death saw 50 runs being scored off last 4 overs.
Young Naseem Shah (1/40 in 4 overs) and the uber cool Haris Rauf (3/29 in 4 overs) bowled with a lot of pace and fire extracting movement off the track as they broke the backbone of the Lankan batting within the Powerplay overs before Rajapaksa scored one of his finest fifties considering the situation that his team was in.