Sri Lanka, a nation that currently suffers from its worst economic crisis in decades and had no reason to be happy, just got a cause to celebrate with their cricket team’s biggest victory. The island nation got their heroes when Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 71 off 45 Wanindu Hasaranga scored 36 off 21 deliveries and snatched 3/27. They convert their hardships into opportunities for their country to win the Sixth Asia Cup Title by defeating Pakistan by 23 runs.
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan: Sri Lanka Won Sixth Asia Cup Title
Because of the unstable political and economic conditions of the island nation the tournament was shifted to UAE. Sri Lanka, with its win, has reclaimed the title of a cricket powerhouse from the Indian Subcontinent.
“Great thing is at any given point everybody puts their hands up. Just had to get a method. Had confidence in the talent in the team. Came in with a very young seam attack — seeing them perform has been superb. It’s not right to pick one person out – it’s been a team effort”, said Chris Silverwood to the broadcasters.
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Chamika Karunaratne also asserted that players were forcing themselves to surpass their limits.
“We are winning after 7 years, we are a different team. Full of youngsters, feeling very good. We were just going to fight and give it our best. The players were pushing their limits. Everyone tried their best after the loss in the first match (against Afghanistan)”, he said.