Dubai [UAE]: Half-centuries by openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis helped Sri Lanka clinch a six-wicket win in an exhilarating Super Four clash versus India at the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka are now an action closer to reaching the finals. On the other hand, India can sneak right into the final by a wonder and also their possibilities are now depending on permutation and mixes that emerge from the matches of various other groups.
Chasing 174, Sri Lanka got off to a great beginning as openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis hit numerous limits as well as sixes. They assisted their side cross 50-run mark in 5.2 overs.
At the end of 6 overs as well as the powerplay, Sri Lanka were 57/0, with Kusal Mendis (24 *) as well as Pathum Nissanka (33 *).
Both the openers remained to penalize the Indian bowlers as well as endured two succeeding run-out attempts in the nine over. Nissanka brought up his sixth half-century.
At the end of 10 overs, Sri Lanka was at 89/0, with Nissanka (50 *) and also Kusal Mendis (39 *).
The 97-run separate both was broken when Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Nissanka for 52 off 37 rounds. The batter was captured by Rohit Sharma at a backwards factor while trying a reverse sweep.
3 balls later on, Charith Asalanka was disregarded by Chahal after being caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Sri Lanka was at 97/2.
Kusal carried on his excellent begin and transformed it into a half-century. He was joined by Danushka Gunathilaka.
The duo maintained the scoreboard running and helped the side go across the 100-run mark in 12.3 overs.
Indian rewriters proceeded their good show in the match, with Ravichandran Ashwin striking this moment. He dismissed Gunathilaka for 1 of seven spheres after he was caught by KL Rahul at long-off while attempting to go large.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa was successive on fold. Chahal obtained the third arch of the match, rejecting Kusal for 57 off 37 rounds after capturing him leg before gate. With ball game analysis 110/4, SL looked in problem.
Dasun Shanaka, the captain signed up with Bhanuka. At the end of 15 overs, SL rating read 120/4, with Rajapaksha (7 *) and Shanaka (2 *).
Bhanuka hit 2 pressure-removing sixes and at the end of 16 overs and also ball game checked out 132/4. Sri Lanka required 42 off the last 24 rounds.
The duo began to develop an additional stand to revive their side’s ton of money and they needed 33 in 18 balls.
Hardik provided the following over for Team India. Sri Lanka’s run circulation did not end and also the formula at the end of the more than was 21 runs in 12 spheres.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to provide the following over. He conceded 14 runs that included 2 wides and Sri Lanka just needed 7 runs of the final over.
Arshdeep involved provide the last over and also bowled some limited yorkers. Nevertheless, there was not much to protect and Sri Lanka won by 6 gates with Shanaka (33 *) as well as Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25 *) on the 5th ball of the over.
Chahal was the choice of the bowlers with 3/34. Ashwin additionally took a wicket.
Earlier, a quickfire half-century by skipper Rohit Sharma helped Team India get to a challenging 173/8 at the end of their 20 overs versus Sri Lanka in vital Super Four clash in Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday.
Except for a 97-run separate Rohit Sharma and also Suryakumar Yadav, the Lankan bowlers did not allow any type of large collaborations, having actually ruined its top order previously. The momentum once again turned in Lanka’s favour after fall of Suryakumar’s arch.
Starting the inning as well as fielding initially, pacer Dilshan Madushanka kept Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma quiet in the initial over, giving only 4 runs. Rahul attempted to loosen his arms in the second over by spinner Maheesh Theekshana, smashing a half-volley down the extra cover for four. Yet he was caught lbw in the following ball after making 6 of 6 balls. India went to 11/1 at this moment.
This brought star batter, Virat Kohli, to the fold. He can not stay on the fold for too long as Madushanka displaced his stumps, sending him back for a duck. India looked in problem at 13/2.
Suryakumar Yadav was successive on the crease. Sharma removed some stress by striking Asitha Fernando for a 4 and also a six.
Rohit remained to hit some strong shots to take India through powerplay without any additional damage. At the end of 6 overs, India went to 44/2, with Rohit (29 *) as well as Suryakumar (6 *).
The duo aided India go across the 50-run mark in 7.1 overs. They maintained the scoreboard ticking, striking some big shots periodically. They raised their 50-run stand in 37 spheres.
Sharma brought up his second T20I fifty of this year and also his 28th of his job with a four in the 10th over in simply 32 balls. The 10th over bowled by Asitha handed out 14 runs.
At the end of 10 overs, India stood in a far better circumstance with 79/2, with Rohit (53 *) and Suryakumar (17 *) on the crease.
Rohit and also Suryakumar continued to penalize Lankan bowlers, without letting the two early gates impact them.
The 97-run stall 57 balls was ended by Chamika Karunaratne, who disregarded Rohit Sharma for 72 made of 41 spheres. He was caught by Pathum Nissanka at deep-point. India were now 110/3.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya was next on the fold. Not long after, Suryakumar was captured out by captain Dasun Shanaka for 34 runs of 28 rounds. He was captured by Theekshana at short third man. India at this point was 119/4.
Rishabh Pant was following on the fold, who got off the mark with a brilliant limit over deep midwicket as well as followed t with an additional to finish the 15th over. At the end of 15 overs, India were 127/4, with Pant (8 *) and also Hardik (4 *).
Pant-Pandya kept the scoreboard ticking for India with some occasional big hits and also strike rotation.
Shanaka disregarded Pandya for 17 off 13 rounds and also India endured its fifth impact at 149 runs.
Deepak Hooda was next on the crease. His stay at the crease did not last long as he was tidy bowled by Madushanka for 3 off 4 balls.
Torments continued for Team India as Pant was disregarded for 17 right after Hooda. He attempted to hit it big over deep midwicket but was caught by Nissanka on delivery bowled by Madushanka. India was running out of its recognised batters as well as went to 158/7.
Ravichandran Ashwin as well as Bhuvneshwar Kumar had the responsibility to strike some go to take India to a competitive total amount. But Karunaratne tidy bowled Bhuvneshwar for a duck.
India ended their innings at 173/8, with Ashwin (15 *) as well as Arshdeep (1 *).
Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka with 3/24 in four overs. Shanaka took 2 while Theekshana and also Karunaratne took one each.