“Robust Instances Do not final, However….”: AB de Villiers On Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup Win | Cricket Information

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Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan within the Asia Cup remaining.© AFP

Legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers on Tuesday congratulated the Sri Lankan cricket group for clinching the Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lanka clinched the Asia Cup 2022 after defeating Pakistan within the remaining by 23 runs on Sunday. He used a quote from Sri Lanka’s fielding coach, Anton Roux, to focus on how gamers put smiles on the faces of their countrymen amid a heavy financial disaster within the island nation and showcased their combating spirit and toughness by chasing and defending targets in some tense, nail-biting matches after a loss to Afghanistan within the match opener.

“Shoutout to @OfficialSLC for a beautiful achievement! Within the phrases of one among their Coaches @Rooster55555, “robust occasions do not final, however robust individuals do”. Congrats guys,” tweeted de Villiers.

That is Sri Lanka’s sixth Asia Cup title. They’ve gained the title beforehand in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014. They’re the second-most profitable group in match historical past subsequent to India, which has gained seven titles.

Coming to the Asia Cup remaining, Sri Lanka was put to bat first by Pakistan. The island nation fought their manner again into the sport from being 42/5 within the powerplay. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71*) and Wanindu Hasaranga (36) had a 58-run stand that took Sri Lanka to 170/6 of their 20 overs.

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Pakistan misplaced two early wickets whereas chasing 171 and had been at 22/2. Then, Mohammad Rizwan (55) and Iftikhar Ahmed (32) fashioned a 61-run stand to stabilize the innings. In demise overs, Sri Lanka as soon as once more swung the match of their favour by means of a spell by Hasaranga (3/27). Pakistan was bundled out for 147 and misplaced by 23 runs. Pramod Madushan (4/34) additionally did quite a lot of harm in powerplay and demise overs, serving to his facet safe the Asia Cup title.


Rajapaksa received ‘Man of the Match’ award for his good 71*.

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