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

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Live Updates: Babar Azam failed to deliver to a big performance as he was bowled out by Wanindu Hasaranga. Chamika Karunaratne scalped the precious wicket of Fakhar Zaman after Wanindu Hasaranga took a fabulous catch on the boundary line. After the dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan came a little back on track with Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman playing some good shots. Currently, Pakistan’s score read at 74/3 after 11.0 overs. Debutant Pramod Madushan provided Sri Lanka with their first breakthrough, as he dismissed Rizwan for 14 runs. Earlier, skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan. Pakistan will be playing without Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah, as they have included Usman Qadir and Hassan Ali in the Playing XI. This clash will act like a practice match before the final on Sunday between the two teams. Both the teams thrashed India and Afghanistan to pave their way into the summit clash of the tournament. After being out of form for some matches, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will look to redeem himself in today’s match. It will be interesting to see that which side will be putting their best foot forward. (Live Scorecard)

Pakistan’s Playing 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 Playing 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

  • 20:28 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: OUT

    Hasaranga scalped the most important wicket of skipper Babar Azam. Pakistan’s score read at 68/3 after 10.3 overs. 

  • 20:18 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: OUT

    Hasaranga takes a fantastic catch on the boundary line to dismiss Fakhar Zaman on Chamika Karunaratne’s delivery. Pakistan at 63/2 after 9.2 overs. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 62/1 after 9.0 overs

    Pakistan’s score read at 62/1 after 9.0 overs. 

  • 20:14 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Hasaranga comes to bowl his second over

    After conceding 4 runs in his previous over, spinner Wanindu Hasaranga comes to bowl his second over. 

  • 20:04 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 49/1 after 6.0 overs

    At the end of the powerplay, Pakistan’s score read at 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 on Madushan’s delivery. 

  • 20:01 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: FOUR

    Fakhar Zaman places 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 read at 36/1 after scoring 3 runs off Dhananjaya de Silva’s over. 

  • 19:52 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: OUT

    Pramod Madushan provides Sri Lanka with their first breakthrough as Rizwan departs after getting 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 read at 25/0 after 3.0 overs. 

  • 19:45 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Wide + FOUR

    Madushanka throws a wide ball at Rizwan, which ends up going across the boundary line. 

  • 19:43 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Pakistan 19/0 after 2.0 overs

    Pakistan’s score read at 19/0 after 2.0 overs. 

  • 19:37 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: FOUR

    Babar Azam beautifully places a four on Madushanka’s delivery, as Pakistan’s score read at 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

    Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have entered the crease. 

  • 19:24 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Time for the national anthem

    Both the 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 replica of the India Afghanistan surface. It is a good batting 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: Here’s what Babar Azam said at the toss

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

  • 19:08 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Here’s what Dasun Shanaka said at the toss

    We’ll bowl first. Been lucky with the toss, you never know what will happen. But it’s been our charm to bowl first. It’s good we are playing Pakistan once before the final. Two changes – DDS coming in for Asalanka, and Pramod Madushan making his debut for Asitha Fernando. We need to try our best XI before the World Cup and the final.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field

    Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the last Super 4 match of Asia Cup 2022. 

  • 18:50 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Inching closer to toss

    We are just few minutes away from the toss between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Stay Tuned.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Dress Rehearsal match

    Today’s match will be like a dress rehearsal game as both the teams will be squaring in the summit clash of Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday.

  • 18:25 (IST)

    PAK vs SL: Hello and Welcome

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

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