Sri Lanka beat India in the Super 4s with a ball to spare

All-round Sri Lanka narrowly defeated India in the 3rd match in the Super 4s of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 edition in UAE. With two wins in two games, Sri Lanka are almost through to the Finals while India will only have a chance if Afghanistan beat Pakistan tonight!

Image Credits: The Indian Express

Toss Update: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first.

After being sent into bat first, India scored 173 on the board losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma top scored with 72 runs from 41 deliveries with 5 fours and 4 sixes as India managed to get to a competitive total on the board! The effort from India's middle order was too casual in their batting approach from the past two games!

Madushanka broke the back of India's scorecard with a 3-wicket haul while all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne and captain Dasun Shanaka bagged 2 wickets each! After two consecutive half-centuries, Virat Kohli bagged a 4-ball Duck in this match that upset India's plans at the beginning!

Sri Lanka, chasing 174 runs to win, chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand and a ball to spare in their innings. Both the openers - Kusal Mendis (57) and Pathum Nissanka (52*) - scored half-centuries, and their 97-run stand for the first wicket completely blew away India from this match!

Chahal with 3 quick wickets brought back India as Sri Lanka collapsed to 110-4 after a solid opening knock. But captain Dasun Shanaka kept his cool as he carried his team to their second consecutive victory in the Super 4s!

Match result: Sri Lanka defeated India by a margin of 6 wickets.

Dasun Shanaka has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution of 33* not out from 18 deliveries with 4 fours and a six and bowling figures of 2-26 from his 2 overs.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka: 174-4 in 19.5 overs (Kusal Mendis - 57, Yuzvendra Chahal - 3-34) defeated India: 173-8 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma - 72, Dilshan Madushanka - 3-24) by a margin of 6 wickets

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