dubai, The 15th season of Asia Cup is over. In the final of the T20 tournament played on Sunday, Sri Lanka has defeated Pakistan by 23 runs. Sri Lanka have won the title for the first time since 2014. This overall is his sixth award. India has occupied it maximum 7 times while Pakistan team has occupied it only 2 times.
In the final, Sri Lanka scored 170 runs for 6 wickets playing first. Bhanuka Rajapakse played an unbeaten innings of 71 runs and became the player of the match. In response, the Pakistan team scored 147 runs in 20 overs and got all out. Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets in the first match of the tournament. After that, the team won 5 matches in a row and won the title.
The tournament is organized by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). After winning the final, Sri Lanka got a prize of 1.50 lakh dollars as champions. That is about 1.20 crore rupees. While the runner-up Pakistan got 75000 thousand dollars i.e. about 60 lakh rupees.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was also present in the prize distribution ceremony. Team India was eliminated from the Super-4 this season.
Leg-spinner and all-rounder Vanindu Hasaranga was named player of the series. He took 9 wickets at an average of 19 in 6 matches in the T20 tournament.
Economy was 7.39. Best performance by taking 3 wickets for 21 runs. On the other hand, as a batsman, he scored 66 runs at an average of 22. The strike rate was 150. In the final he scored 36 runs in 21 balls. The strike rate was 171. Later he took 3 wickets by giving 27 runs. He took 3 wickets in a single over and pushed Pakistan on the backfoot.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is commenting on Star Sports, called the Asia Cup the biggest tournament after the T20 World Cup. He said that Asia has strong teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is worth mentioning that no one was considering Sri Lanka as the champion at the start of the tournament. As he performed brilliantly throughout the tournament.SS1MS