Sri Lanka (SL) are set to clash against Pakistan (PAK) in the final of the 2022 Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Sunday. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the last Super-Four fixture on Friday but both teams had already secured the spot in the final. The star Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets for 21 runs to bowl out Pakistan on just 121 runs. Skipper Babar Azam scored the highest 30 runs off 29 balls to show some glimpse of returning to form. But the star batters Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Azam failed to score big.
Pathum Nissanka continued his good form with another unbeaten fifty to guide his team to a big five-wicket win with three overs remaining. Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf took two wickets each and Usman Qadir grabbed one. Pakistan have been excellent in this tournament so far but Sri Lanka have won four of their last five T20 matches against them and are favorites to win again on Sunday.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
BENCH : MNK Fernando, KNA Bandara, D de Silva, JF Vandersay, P Jayawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana, D Chandimal, B Fernando, K Rajitha, N Thushara, PM Liyanagamage
BENCH : Haider Ali, Mohammad Wasim, S Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali
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