With this win India has reached the Final of Asia Cup and we surely excited about the opponent facing India in finals.
Their combined efforts meant India overhauled Sri Lanka’s 138 for nine with four balls to spare, notching up their third win in the competition in the process. The veteran left-hander carried India within sniffing distance of the target before a bouncer from Perera carried the top edge to Kulasekara at fine leg. The equation became a little easier for Bangladesh. The match is moving live at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Sri Lanka is also not looking to be fully fit because of the injury to Lasith Malinga in the last match which affected their bowling attack very badly as he is their most valuable bowler. The final is on Sunday with all three teams – Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a chance to play India in the summit clash.
Nuwan Kulasekara’s opening spell to remind the old days, however, India had to push at the beginning.
While keeping the required rate in check, the pair took India to 66 for two at the halfway mark.
Yuvraj came in at 70 for 3 with the team still needing another 69 runs.
The third wicket with Suresh Raina (5) 54-run partnership with Virat Kohli which helps Indian to overcome the discomfort of beginning. The flamboyant left-hander made 35 off 18 balls in a 139-run chase. The veteran left-hander struck three sixes in a vicious innings of 35 off 18 balls.
Form is on India’s side as they have recently outclassed the island nation 2-1 in the T20I series at home. But there were no confusion about their victory. The bowling department will depend on Kulasekara and veteran spinner Rangana Herath. Kohli’s 47-ball unbeaten innings of a further 56 runs innings. Getting starts has been one of Sri Lanka’s main worries this year and a scoreline of 15/2 in four overs was another failure.
Kapugedara falls to a handsome catch on the boundary line by Pandya. Shehan Jayasuriya, batting at No. 3, was then done in by a gem from Bumrah.
The two are being settled, the experienced batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan (18) and Angelo Mathews (18) out, while 4 wickets for 57 runs for Sri Lanka. The duo put on 82 for the fourth wicket, taking Bangladesh past 100 in the 16th over. 22 for Siribardhana from17 balls.
Ashwin said that Kohli’s batting against Amir was one of “guts and courage” that gave the dressing room a lot of relief. At the end of the storm in his bat, then out of the cover boundary Hardik Pandiy’s great catch (32).