Sri Lanka avoid almighty choke, book place in Asia Cup final in thriller | PAK v SL

Sri Lanka avoid almighty choke, book place in Asia Cup final in thriller | PAK v SL

Pakistan almost pulled off an almighty heist against Sri Lanka in an effective knock-out Super Fours game of the Asia Cup today (September 14), reducing the equation from 12 off the final two overs to two runs of off the final ball.

Sri Lanka were cruising against Pakistan with two overs to go in their DLS-affected run chase. Pakistan had scored 252-7 batting first after rain reduced their innings to 42 overs, but one run was taken off Sri Lanka’s target after DLS adjustment to mean Sri Lanka would need to effectively tie the game by scoring 252 in their 42 to overs to win.

After Kusal Mendis scored 91 off 87 balls and Sadeera Samarawickrama added 48, the hosts were well above their required run rate coming into the final stages of the match. Mohammad Nawaz had dism

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