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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4: Action in images

Published on Sep 15, 2023 02:54 AM IST
  • A sensational match in which momentum swung both ways ended in Sri Lanka's favour as the defending champions beat Pakistan by two wickets and reached the final
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Charith Asalanka finished off an epic chase for Sri Lanka that was powered by Kusal Mendis's 91 and they qualified for the Asia Cup final a second consecutive year. The defending champions will face India in the final on Sunday. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2023 02:54 AM IST

Charith Asalanka finished off an epic chase for Sri Lanka that was powered by Kusal Mendis's 91 and they qualified for the Asia Cup final a second consecutive year. The defending champions will face India in the final on Sunday. (AFP)

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Pakistan won the toss and batted first. Their early charge was led by Abdullah Shafique, who scored his maiden half century. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pakistan won the toss and batted first. Their early charge was led by Abdullah Shafique, who scored his maiden half century. (ANI)

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They seemed to lose steam after Shafique fell for 52. Mohammad Rizwan struggled while Mohammad Nawaz fell for cheap. Rain disrupted proceedings once again just after the latter fell. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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They seemed to lose steam after Shafique fell for 52. Mohammad Rizwan struggled while Mohammad Nawaz fell for cheap. Rain disrupted proceedings once again just after the latter fell. (ANI)

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The match was even further curtailed to 42-overs-a-side and after the restart, Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed turned it around for Pakistan with a 108-run stand that came in just 78 balls. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The match was even further curtailed to 42-overs-a-side and after the restart, Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed turned it around for Pakistan with a 108-run stand that came in just 78 balls. (AFP)

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Rizwan eventually finished unbeaten on 86 off 73 balls. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rizwan eventually finished unbeaten on 86 off 73 balls. (AFP)

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Pakistan got the early wicket of the fast scoring Kusal Perera with a run out. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pakistan got the early wicket of the fast scoring Kusal Perera with a run out. (AFP)

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However, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama then seemed to be running away with the game. The pair put up 100 runs for the third wicket. Before that, Mendis put on 57 runs for the second wicket with Pathum NIssanka. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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However, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama then seemed to be running away with the game. The pair put up 100 runs for the third wicket. Before that, Mendis put on 57 runs for the second wicket with Pathum NIssanka. (AFP)

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It was Iftikhar who turned it around yet again for Pakistan. He sent back Samarawickrama for 48 to end the partnership and then dismissed Mendis for 91. He also got the wicket of the dangerous Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It was Iftikhar who turned it around yet again for Pakistan. He sent back Samarawickrama for 48 to end the partnership and then dismissed Mendis for 91. He also got the wicket of the dangerous Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka. (AFP)

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Shaheen Afridi then took two wickets off consecutive deliveries in the second last over of the match and it looked like Pakistan's game to lose with Sri Lanka need eight to win off the last over and a tail ended on strike. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shaheen Afridi then took two wickets off consecutive deliveries in the second last over of the match and it looked like Pakistan's game to lose with Sri Lanka need eight to win off the last over and a tail ended on strike. (AFP)

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While momentum swung wildly in the final over, Charith Asalanka saw Sri Lanka through to the final. He finished unbeaten on 49 off 47. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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While momentum swung wildly in the final over, Charith Asalanka saw Sri Lanka through to the final. He finished unbeaten on 49 off 47. (AP)

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