Sri Lanka edge Pakistan to set up final with IndiaAFP, COLOMBOKusal Mendis’ 91 and an unbeaten 49 by Charith Asalanka on Thursday helped Sri Lanka edge Pakistan by two wickets in a last-ball thriller at the Asia Cup to set up a final with India. Chasing a revised target of 252 in the 42-overs-a-side contest in Colombo, Sri Lanka needed eight from the final over and achieved the target with Asalanka’s winning hit on the last ball at 1.07am. Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis, left, stumps Pakistan captain Babar Azam in their Asia Cup Super Four one-day international in Colombo on Thursday. Mendis set up victory with a 100-run third-wicket stand with Sadeera Samarawickrama, who made 48, but Asalanka took it on himself after their departure. I think they are the best players of spin in the Sri Lanka squad,” Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka said.
Source: Taipei Times September 15, 2023 17:21 UTC