India lost to Srilanka in another thriller last night in Asia Cup 2022 super four matches.
Another match went down to the wire and Men in blue found themselves on the losing end. India still has very little hope to make it to the finals but it all depends on permutations and combinations i.e. if Srilanka wins all three matches, Afghanistan defeats Pakistan and India have to defeat Afghanistan by a large margin then on the points table Srilanka will have 3 wins and India, Pakistan and Afghanistan will have 1 win each and second finalist will be decided on basis of run rate.
After being put into bat first by the Srilanka team India lost 2 quick wickets then it was captain Rohit who played some sparkling shots along with Suryakumar Yadav to take the Indian total up to 173 runs. After the dismissal of Hitman India kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
In reply, Lankan loins have a solid start to their innings with 97 runs opening partnership in just 11 overs both opener Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis scored half centuries.
But when spinners came on to the ball Srilanka lost four quick wickets and the score became 110 for 4 from 97 for 0. Yuzvedra Chahal was the pick of Indian bowlers claiming 3 wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin got 1 wicket.
The unbeaten partnership between Bhanuka Rajapaksha and skipper Dasun Shanaka of 64 runs helped Srilanka to reach the target of 174 runs.
Bhubaneswar Kumar bowled the 19th over of the match giving away 14 runs, in the last over Srilanka needed 7 runs from six deliveries Arshdeep Singh bowled some good yorkers giving 5 runs in the first 4 balls now the equation becomes 2 runs in 2 balls. A Singh bowled back of a length outside Off stump batsmen missed the ball but
still went for runs and the ball went to kipper Rishabh Pant he had all 3 stumps to aim at but he missed. The ball rolls to Ashredeep who has a chance to run out Shanaka at the non-striker end. He missed it too. Basement completed 2 runs as the ball went to long off and Srilanka register a win with a ball to capture.
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