Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the Asia Cup 2022 final in Dubai on Sunday, September 11 to lift the Asian championship for the sixth time. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45), Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21 & 3/27) and Pramod Madushan (4/34) were the standout performers for Sri Lanka. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf claimed 3 for 29, while Mohammad Rizwan contributed 55 off 49. However, it wasn’t enough as Pakistan folded up for 147 in their chase of 171.
Team India batter Virat Kohli credited his wife Anushka Sharma for standing by him through thick and thin after registering his 71st international hundred on Thursday, September 8 in the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match against Afghanistan. He also dedicated his century, his first since November 2019, to his wife and daughter Vamika.
India won by a massive 101 runs playing against Afghanistan in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. Virat Kohli scored his maiden T20I century and with this he pockets his 71st international century.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma downplayed the team’s back-to-back losses at the ongoing Asia Cup, pointing out that they haven’t lost a lot of T20 games since last year’s World Cup in the UAE. The Men in Blue were all but knocked out of the Asia Cup after going down to Sri Lanka by six wickets on Tuesday, September 6.
India was invited to bat first and scored 181 runs in 20 overs by losing 7 wickets Sunday evening in the Super Four game of the Asia Cup 2022. Virat Kohli turned up top batter for the team pocketing 60 runs off 44 balls. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul contributed decently with 28 runs each.
Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the Super 4 clash of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Sunday (September 4). Batting first after losing the toss, India put up a competitive 181 for 7 on the board as Virat Kohli top-scored with 60 off 44. However, Mohammad Rizwan (71 off 51) and Mohammad Nawaz (42 off 20) played terrific knocks to lift Pakistan to victory in the last over. The two added 73 for the third wicket at quick pace to turn the tables on India.
Pakistan confirmed their place in the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup 2022, defeating qualifiers Hong Kong by 155 runs in match number six of the group stage on Friday (September 2) in Sharjah. Sent into bat after losing the toss, Pakistan overcame a slow start and put up a highly competitive 193 for 2 on the board.
As expected, India has qualified for the Super Fours in the Asia Cup 2022 tournament hosted by Sri Lanka and held in the UAE. It was an easy win by 40 runs against Hong Kong on Wednesday. Now all eyes are on Sunday's match when the team will clash against arch-rival Pakistan, which first needs to defeat Hong Kong on Friday.