Pakistan’s team has often been trolled for its poor fielding and in the final match of the Asia Cup, the fielding was seen as bad as Pakistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored the most runs for Sri Lanka in this match and during this time he got two lives. In this match, two Pakistani players ran to catch Bhanuka’s catch, after which they clashed with each other and the ball reached outside the boundary line for six runs.
Collision between Shadab Khan and Asif Ali: This incident is of the 19th over. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit a strong shot off Mohammad Hasnain’s delivery. But this ball did not connect properly to the batsman’s bat. The ball went high in the air, after which Asif Ali looked ready to take a catch towards deep mid-wicket, but from the other side the team’s vice-captain Shadab also ran and went straight into the teammate. There was a fierce collision between both the players, after which the ball fell from Asif’s hand and reached outside the boundary for a six. Shadab Khan was also badly injured.
Bhanuka got two lives: Bhanuka Rajapaksa played an explosive innings of 71 runs off 45 balls in the final match for Sri Lanka, during which 6 fours and 3 sixes were seen with his bat. However, in this match, luck appeared kind to Rajapaksa and the players of Pakistan dropped the batsman’s catch twice. Before the 19th over, Shadab had dropped Rajapaksa’s catch on the fourth ball of the 18th over at log-on. During this the batsman got three runs.
The Sri Lankan team had a very poor start in the final of the Asia Cup. Half of Sri Lanka’s team had returned to the pavilion on the score of 58 runs, but after this Bhanuka and Hasaranga took over the team and brought the score to 170. Pakistan have to score 171 runs to win the tournament title.