Sri Lanka had lost a portion of their side for only 58 however figured out how to bring home a 6th Asia Cup championship with a 23-run win.
Sri Lanka retaliated from 58 for five subsequent to being placed in to bat to tame Pakistan’s forceful batting setup and lift their 6th Asia Cup title civility a 23-run win in the last.
Sri Lanka, the first has before the competition was moved to the UAE because of the political and financial circumstance in the nation, were helped by Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s batting fireworks and Wanindu Hasaranga’s overall brightness to get the triumph at Dubai arena on Sunday.
Player-of-the-match Rajapaksa crushed an unbeaten 71 to assist Sri Lanka with enduring a top-request breakdown and reach 170 for six.
At the point when they returned, Hasaranga guaranteed three wickets in one over and Pramod Madushan asserted a profession best 4-34 to bowl out Pakistan for 147 in precisely 20 overs.
Put into bat, Sri Lanka were reeling at 58-5 in the 10th over after their top request withered early.
Naseem Shah started with a wide yet before long vindicated himself by removing Kusal Mendis’ off-stump with the third genuine conveyance of the day.
Haris Rauf eliminated Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka in progressive overs and Iftikhar Ahmed took a sharp return catch to stop Dhananjaya de Silva’s thump of 28.
With Sri Lanka 67-5 at the midway phase of their innings, Hasaranga (36) joined with Rajapaksa in their most useful association of 58 runs from 36 balls.
Rauf (3-29) eliminated Hasaranga however Rajapaksa stayed unbeaten after a combustible thump that included three sixes and six fours.
It was to a great extent in view of his 45-ball rush that Sri Lanka pillaged 103 runs from the last 10 overs.
At the point when they returned, Madushan asserted two wickets in two balls to shake Pakistan.
Babar Azam was gotten at short fine leg, while Fakhar Zaman hauled the following ball onto his stumps.
Madushan got back to excuse Iftikhar (32) after the batsman had joined with Mohammad Rizwan (55) to resuscitate their innings.
Hasaranga, who was subsequently named player of the series, successfully wrecked Pakistan’s pursuit when the spinner excused the perilous Rizwan, Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah in the equivalent over.