dubai, After defeating India in the Super 4, Pakistan were considered hot favorites for the T20 Asia Cup 2022, but after 8 overs during the final match, Sri Lanka turned the tide and gradually took control of the match.
The star batsman of the team, Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, is being considered as the villain for Pakistan’s defeat. Rizwan surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in the Asia Cup tournament with his half-century against Sri Lanka, but the pace with which he batted in the final put pressure on other batsmen to score runs.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 55 runs in the final match played against Sri Lanka, along with this, Rizwan also became the highest run scorer in the tournament. Rizwan has scored 281 runs in Asia Cup 2022, surpassing India’s star batsman Virat Kohli.
During this time he also scored two half-centuries, including a personal best of 78 not out. Mohammad Rizwan has played an important role in leading the Pakistan team to the finals, but he is being held responsible for Pakistan’s defeat in the finals.
In the final match, Rizwan scored 55 runs in 49 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. In the final match, Rizwani’s strike rate was 112.24. Sri Lanka put up a huge score of 171 runs by coming out to bat first. It was a tough start for the Pakistan team chasing this target, as wickets started to fall after a while.
But on the other hand, Rizwan kept his wicket, but due to his slow batting, the pressure was increasing on other players to score runs. Rizwan also lost his wicket while trying to hit a six. After this it became difficult for Pakistan to come back. In the beginning, Iftikhar Ahmed, who was supporting Rizwan, scored 32 runs.
Apart from this, a third player Haris Rauf could score 13 runs, and no batsman could cross 10 runs. Babar Azam’s poor performance in the final match also remained unchanged. In the final match against Sri Lanka, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Rajapaksa’s innings of 75 runs off 45 balls boosted the Sri Lankan team after a poor start.
While Hasaranga scored 36 runs in 21 balls. Thus, the team scored 170 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. After this, the Pakistani team started chasing the target very well, in the very first over, Dilshan Madhushanka bowled a no-ball and a wide ball to spoil the runs.
As such, after the fall of Babar’s wicket, Rizwan stayed at one end and the streak of wickets continued at the opposite end. After Rizwan’s wicket fell, Sri Lanka took control of the match.SS1MS