Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Live Score Updates: Babar Azam Looks Solid, Fakhar Zaman Provides Support vs SL

PAK vs SL, Asian Cup, Super Four, Match 6: Babar Azam© AFP

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Live Updates: After Mohammad Rizwan’s resignation, Pakistan kind of got back on track with Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman playing some good shots. At the end of the power play, Pakistan’s score was 49/1. Debutant Pramod Madushan made the first breakthrough in Sri Lanka, as he sent Rizwan off for 14 runs. Skipper Dasun Shanaka previously won the toss and chose to field against Pakistan. Pakistan will play without Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah as they have included Usman Qadir and Hassan Ali in the Playing XI. This clash will behave like an exhibition game for the final on Sunday between the two teams. Both teams defeated India and Afghanistan to make their way to the top of the tournament. After being out of shape for several matches, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam will try to save himself in today’s game. It will be interesting to see which side puts their best foot forward. (Live Scorecard)

Pakistan’s Play XI: Mohammad Rizwan (w), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali

Sri Lanka’s Play XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka

  • 8:04 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 49/1 after 6.0 overs

    At the end of the power play, Pakistan’s score was 49/1 in 6.0 overs. Babar Azam (17*) and Fakhar Zaman (9*).

  • 20:01 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: FOUR

    Babar Azam also steals a four in Madushan’s delivery.

  • 20:01 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: FOUR

    Fakhar Zaman puts it in the long-off to get a four from Madushan.

  • 19:59 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 36/1 after 5.0 overs

    Pakistan’s score stood at 36/1 after scoring 3 runs on the over from Dhananjaya de Silva.

  • 19:52 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: OUT

    Pramod Madushan gives Sri Lanka their first break as Rizwan leaves after being caught by Kusal Mendis. Pakistan’s score at 28/3.

  • 19:48 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 25/0 after 3.0 overs

    Pakistan’s score was 25/0 after 3.0 overs.

  • 19:45 (IST)

    SUIT vs SL: Breed + FOUR

    Madushanka throws a wide ball to Rizwan, who eventually crosses the boundary line.

  • 19:43 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 19/0 after 2.0 overs

    Pakistan’s score was 19/0 after 2.0 overs.

  • 7:37 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: FOUR

    Babar Azam puts a beautiful four on Madushanka’s delivery as Pakistan’s score was 11/0 after 1.0 overs.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Madushanka opens the bowling attack

    Dilshan Madushanka opens the Sri Lankan bowling attack

  • 19:34 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan gets a short run

    Babar Azam misses the line and Pakistan gets a short run.

  • 19:32 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Time for some action

    Pakistani openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have entered the fold.

  • 19:24 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Time for the national anthem

    Both teams are now heading for the national anthem

  • 19:16 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pitch Report

    We’ve seen the track record – you win the toss, you bowl first. But hats off to the curator, this is a surface replica of India, Afghanistan. It’s a good hitting surface, but wrist spinners will have a big say on this surface. Excited to see how Usman Qadir fares but this is a surface where 1,2,3 can get a lot of runs, said Sanjay Manjrekar.

  • 19:09 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: This is what Babar Azam said during the toss

    We would also have bowled first. Two changes – Shadab and Naseem are not playing, Usman Qadir and Hasan Ali are joining. Shadab should be fit for the final, we just wanted to let them rest to try another combination for the final.

  • 19:08 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: This is what Dasun Shanaka said during the toss

    Let’s go bowling first. Got lucky with the toss, you never know what’s going to happen. But our charm was to bowl first. It’s good that we play against Pakistan for the final. Two changes: DDS comes in for Asalanka and Pramod Madushan makes his debut for Asitha Fernando. We have to do our best for the World Cup and the final.

  • 7:01 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Sri Lanka wins toss, choose field

    Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to field against Pakistan in the final Super 4 match of the 2022 Asian Cup.

  • 6:50 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: closer to toss

    We are just minutes away from the Pakistan-Sri Lanka toss. Stay tuned.

  • 6:38 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: dress rehearsal match

    Today’s match will be like a dress rehearsal as both teams compete in the top match of 2022 Asia Cup on Sunday.

  • 6:25 PM (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Hello and welcome

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the last Asian Cup 2022 Super 4 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

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