Asia Cup 2023: SL vs PAK becomes first game won after both teams scored equal runs in equal overs

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by two wickets to reach the Asia Cup 2023 final.

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Charitha Asalanka
Charitha Asalanka. (Photo Source: ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Super Four stage clash, or virtual semi-final, of the Asia Cup 2023 saw co-hosts Sri Lanka and Pakistan take on each other at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday, September 14. As has been the case several times, the clash was marred by rain.

Batting first, Pakistan posted 252 runs on the board in the 42 overs that were played due to the match being significantly shortened for both sides. Furthermore, through the DLS method, Sri Lanka got a target of 252 runs to chase down in the second innings. 

Through brilliant performances by Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Charith Asalanka, Sri Lanka scored 252 runs and won the game by two wickets to book their place in the final. Furthermore, through the DLS method, the clash between Sri Lanka and Pakistan became the first-ever international game to be won (without tiebreaker) by a side after both teams scored equal runs in equal overs.

Sri Lanka take on India in the summit clash

After a thrilling clash against Pakistan in the Super Four stage of the tournament, Sri Lanka finally managed to reach the final of the Asia Cup 2023. The defending champions will look to go all guns blazing and try their best to overcome the Indian team in order to clinch the trophy for the second time in a row as well. 

India and Sri Lanka face each other in the Asia Cup final on Sunday, September 17 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. Seeing the Indian team’s form in the tournament, it would be safe to say that the side will be branded as favourites. However, Sri Lanka will have massive home support behind them, and some stand-out individual performances could give India, a run for their money.

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