Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs at the Dubai International Stadium today to clinch the Asia cup 2022 title for the 6th time.
Earlier today, Pakistan had no hesitation in putting Sri Lanka in to bat after winning the toss. It was a boost for Pakistan as chasing had a huge advantage in Dubai.
At one stage, Sri Lanka were reeling at 58 for 5. However, a counter-attacking Bhanuka Rajapaksa along with Wanindu Hasaranga put on 58 and then an unbeaten 54 run partnership with Chamika Karunaratne.
Playing a brilliant innings, Bhanuka Rajapaksha top score with 71* (45).
Defending the total of 170, Sri Lankan bowlers did an amazing job as Pakistan could only manage 147.
For Sri Lanka, Pamod Madushan picked 4 wickets for 34 runs while ace spinner Wanindu Hasaranga picked 3 wickets for 27 runs.