After a stellar performance in the group stage, there were high expectations from Team India in the Asia Cup 2022. However, India are on the verge of being eliminated after two consecutive defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage. India will now have to rely on the results of other teams to qualify for the finals. On Tuesday, India captain Rohit Sharma’s scintillating knock of 72 off 41 balls went in vain as Sri Lanka chased down 174 off one ball, scoring 21 off 12 balls, with Sri Lanka hitting 14 in the final over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. scored runs. Almost sealing it on its side. India will be out of the tournament if Pakistan beat Afghanistan on Wednesday.
During the India-Sri Lanka match, Momin Saqib, who is more popularly known as the ‘kill me’ boy, was present in the stadium. And he made an interesting reel on the screen of India. “India are in a tough position. The Sri Lankan batsmen are doing really well and they are on their way to victory. Hopes of the India-Pakistan final are sinking. This is cheating,” he can be heard saying in the video.
Chasing what looked like a par score at the innings break, Sri Lankan openers Kusal Mendis (57 off 37 balls) and Pathum Nissenka (52 off 37 balls) got off to a scintillating start to 91 runs. Were. The half-century was completed in the sixth over, with both batsmen regularly finding gaps and boundaries, putting tremendous pressure on the Indian bowling attack, against the positive approach adopted by the two lanky batsmen.
However, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had other ideas as he struck twice in the 12th over to put the brakes on Sri Lanka’s march.
Ravichandran Ashwin sent back Danushka Gunathilaka (1) to trouble Sri Lanka for 110 for three in the 14th over.
Sri Lanka were dealt a blow on the first ball of the next over as Chahal got the big wicket of Mendis, who went lbw in front of the wicket.
But Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka (33 not out) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25 not out) remained to finish the job with a match-winning, fifth-wicket partnership of 64 runs for their team till the end.
with PTI input
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