Team Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final Super 4 game played at the Dubai International Stadium on September 9 to continue their successful run in the Super Four stage of the T20 Asia Cup 2022. The Sri Lankan team thrashed the Men in Green before the crucial Asia Cup final match.
Wanindu Hasaranga gave his team a confidence-boosting victory before the most-anticipated final on Sunday by bringing in the wow factor that fans love about him and doing what was expected of him—running through the middle-order. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in Dubai by five wickets thanks to the 25-year-old leg spinner's three important wickets and winning runs. Due to his outstanding bowling performance, Wanindu Hasaranga was named Player of the Match.
Team Sri Lanka chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, the Men in Green's opening batsmen, got a respectable start, but a determined Lankan team mounted a stirring comeback and restricted the Men in Green from scoring more than 130 runs in the permitted 20 overs.
Although Sri Lanka struggled in the chase in the beginning, a strong batting performance by Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and captain Dasun Shanaka ensured that Sri Lanka would enter the final with a boost.
Brief scores: Pakistan 121 all-out in 19.1 overs (Babar Azam 30; Wanindu Hasaranga 3-21) lost to Sri Lanka 124 for 5 in 17 overs (Pathum Nissanka 55*; Mohammad Hasnain 2-21) by 5 wickets