Pakistan are currently taking on Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to field first as well. Meanwhile, Naseem Shah has stolen the limelight with his stunning bowling. He bowled Kusal Mendis on a duck and drew the first blood as well.
Naseem Shah bowled at 142kph, which was a big inswinger, and it went right through the gate and hit the stumps. While Mendis was staying in the crease while trying to defend as it was a good length, the ball went between bat and pad and the off stump went cartwheeling as well.
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However, at the toss, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said: “Would’ve bowled as well. But happy to bat as it’s a final. Openers have stood up. Madushanka and Mahesh have been brilliant. Good sign for World Cup. Record has been good in this tournament. Same team.”
Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper said: “We’ll bowl first. Looking forward to the match. Confidence level is high. We’ve played very well in this tournament. Every match we have new POTM. Shadab, Naseem back. Usman and Hasan out.”
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain