After Wanindu Hasaranga Winning Player Of The Asia Cup 2022 Tournament Award: I Love To Bowl In The Subcontinent. SL vs PAK

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga was nominated Player of the Tournament in this Asia Cup 2022, which Sri Lanka National Cricket Team had won on this Sunday, September 11, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Asia Cup 2022

On this Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 final, Captain of Sri Lanka; Dasun Shanaka were invited to make the opening bat in the match. The Pakistan pacers performed particularly well initially and reduced Sri Lanka to 58/5.

After that, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Hasaranga came in for the rescue and stability provided 58 runs in 36 balls for the Lankan Lions. Eventually, with the help of brilliant batting performances by Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71), Wanindu Hasaranga (36) and Dhananjaya de Silva (28), Sri Lanka were able to post 170/6 on the board.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga

Pakistan lost wickets of Babar Azam (5) and Fakhar Zaman (0) inside the first six overs and at the end of the powerplay, they were at 37/2. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed batted cautiously and had a 71-run partnership in 59 balls. However, no Pakistan player batted with a strike rate that was required to chase down 171 runs and Pakistan were bowled out for 147.

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team won by 23 runs against Pakistan National Cricket Team to win their 6th Asia Cup 2022 title.

When I went out to bat at 60/5, Bhanuka and me planned to get to 150 – Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lanka Celebration

Wanindu Hasaranga nailed 9 wickets in 6 Asia Cup games, he average of 18.88, an 7.39 and a strike rate of 15.3. Also, he scored 66 runs with the bat at an average of 22.00 and a strike rate of 150.00 to bag the Player of the tournament award.

During the post-match presentation ceremony, Wanindu Hasaranga talked about his conversation with Bhanuka Rajapaksa after he came out to bat following the 5th dismissal of Sri Lanka in the final. He said:

“When I went out to bat at 60/5, Bhanuka and me planned to get to 150, which was a good total. I told him that I would play my role and play my shots.” 

Wanindu Hasaranga further said that he absolutely loves bowling in the subcontinent. He elaborated:

In the first few overs, the ball swung, but when I batted, the wicket was really good. I love to bowl in the subcontinent. I look to bowl at the stumps in these conditions and that is why I am successful. I try to bowl tight and bowl dot balls. Our boys did a great job throughout the tournament, especially after our loss against Afghanistan.”

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