Sri Lanka defeated India in an Asia Cup Super-4 match to qualify for the final. Now, India is out of the Asia Cup 2022. Dilshan Madushanka stunned India with the bowl to restrict India to under 180. He got three wickets and gave only 24 runs.
Lankan openers gave a blistering start. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and skipper Dasun Shanaka hold their nerves in a tense chase. They chase the target of 174 runs for the loss of 6 wickets with one ball to spare.
The skipper Dasun Shanaka got man of the match for his beautiful innings of 33 runs in just 18 balls at the end of the chase. He also took 2 wickets.
Early on Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. No changes for Sri Lanka.
India made one change, bringing in R Ashwin in place of Ravi Bishnoi. Rohit called it a tactical change.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
India’s start was pathetic as Lankan bowlers got two early wickets. KL Rahul failed again and got out just for 06 runs in 07 balls. This time, Virat Kohli failed to score any runs and went for a duck after playing 04 balls.
However, the skipper Rohit Sharma hold one end and played a captain knock. He made a crucial partnership of 97 runs with Suryakumar Yadav who made 34 runs in 39 balls.
Sharma played a beautiful inning of 72 runs in just 41 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.
Rohit Sharma was the only batter who shifted momentum toward India but the Indian middle order failed again in the match. Hardik Pandya 17 (13), Rishabh Pant 17 (13), and Deepak Hooda 03(04). Ravichandran Ashwin remained not out with 15 runs in just 07 balls.
Dilshan Madushanka was the pick of the bowler who got three wickets and gave only 24 runs in his four overs. Chamika Karunaratne got two wickets for 27 runs. Dasun Shanaka also got two wickets but gave 26 runs in just two overs.
Sri Lanka Batting
While chasing, Sri Lanka got a blistering start of 97 runs in 11 overs. But the Indian spinner got 4 quick wickets in a span of 13 runs. Both openers, Pathum Nissanka 52 (37) and Kusal Mendis 57 (37) were the leading runs scorer from Sri Lanka.
Charith Asalanka 0(3) and Danushka Gunathilaka 1(7) played mindless short and left his team in a trouble. But Bhanuka Rajapaksa 25 (17) and skipper Dasun Shanaka 33 (18) played a cameo and won it for Sri Lanka.
From India, Yuzvendra Chahal was the star bowler who got 3 wickets for 34 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin also took one wicket for 32 runs.
|KL Rahul||lbw b Theekshana||6||7||1||0||85.71|
|Rohit Sharma (c)||c Nissanka b Karunaratne||72||41||5||4||175.6|
|Virat Kohli||b Madushanka||0||4||0||0||0|
|Suryakumar Yadav||c Theekshana b Shanaka||34||29||1||1||117.24|
|Hardik Pandya||c Nissanka b Shanaka||17||13||0||1||130.76|
|Rishabh Pant †||c Nissanka b Madushanka||17||13||3||0||130.76|
|Deepak Hooda||b Madushanka||3||4||0||0||75|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||not out||15||7||0||1||214.28|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||b Karunaratne||0||2||0||0||0|
|Arshdeep Singh||not out||1||1||0||0||100|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 7)||8|
|TOTAL||20 Overs (RR: 8.65)||173/8|
Did not bat: Yuzvendra Chahal
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (KL Rahul, 1.5 Overs), 2-13 (Virat Kohli, 2.4 Overs), 3-110 (Rohit Sharma, 12.2 Overs), 4-119 (Suryakumar Yadav, 14.2 Overs), 5-149 (Hardik Pandya, 17.3 Overs), 6-157 (Deepak Hooda, 18.1 Overs), 7-158 (Rishabh Pant, 18.3 Overs), 8-164 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 19.3 Overs)
Sri Lanka Bowling
|Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva||4||0||39||0||9.75|
Sri Lanka Innings (Target: 174 runs from 20 overs)
|Pathum Nissanka||c Sharma b Chahal||52||37||4||2||140.54|
|Kusal Mendis †||lbw b Chahal||57||37||4||3||154.05|
|Charith Asalanka||c Yadav b Chahal||0||3||0||0||0|
|Danushka Gunathilaka||c Rahul b Ashwin||1||7||0||0||14.28|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||not out||25||17||0||2||147.05|
|Dasun Shanaka (c)||not out||33||18||4||1||183.33|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 1, w 3)||6|
|TOTAL||19.5 Overs (RR: 8.77)||174/4|
Did not bat: Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Fall of wickets: 1-97 (Pathum Nissanka, 11.1 Overs), 2-97 (Charith Asalanka, 11.4 Overs), 3-110 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 13.5 Overs), 4-110 (Kusal Mendis, 14.1 Overs)