Dubai: India has lost their fixture against Sri Lanka and thus, virtually ending its hope for reaching the final of Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. Earlier, Men in Blue lost their first fixture of Super 4 stage against Pakistan and the defeat against hosts has ended the tournament for them.
After put to bat first, Rohit Sharma powered India put 173 runs on board but they were not enough to win against Sri Lanka. The hosts won the game on penultimate ball as Dasun Shanaka hit the ball for the final runs.
Rohit Sharma garners highest runs
India captain Rohit Sharma became the highest scorer for his side at the most crucial time of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. After a series of spectacular shots in the stadium, Sharma returned to pavilion for 72 runs.
Sri Lanka openers start strong
When Sri Lanka started the chase of 174 runs, the openers played a for a long time and garnered 97 runs for the first wickets. After the end of 11 overs, Yuzvendra Chahal clinched the first wicket and dismissed Pathum Nissanka for 52 runs. Three balls later, Chahal marked another success on Kusal Mendis but damage was done by the openers.
India vs Sri Lanka Playing XI
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka