Dubai Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup title for the sixth time after defeating Pakistan by 23 runs.

In the final match of the Asia Cup played in Dubai, the national team was all out for 147 runs in the allotted overs in pursuit of 171 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan’s innings of 55 runs did not work for the team either. Iftikhar Ahmed was prominent by scoring 32 runs.

Babar Azam 5 Muhammad Nawaz 6 and Fakhar Zaman returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs.

Asif Ali was also clean bowled without scoring any runs, Khushdil Shah proved to be the guest of only 2 runs.

For Sri Lanka, Pramod Madhushan took four wickets while Vinandu Hasaranga guided three players to the pavilion.

Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted overs and set Pakistan a target of 171 runs to win.

After the first 5 wickets fell for 58 runs, Dhanan Jaya de Silva and Bhanuka Rajapakse formed a brilliant partnership. Rajapakse played a brilliant innings of 71 runs.

Dhanan Jaya de Silva scored 25 runs and was dismissed by Iftikhar Ahmed. Vinandu Hasaranga played a responsible innings of 36 runs.

Kaushal Meads was dismissed for no runs, Python Nissanka was sent to the pavilion by Haris Rauf for 8 runs.

On behalf of Pakistan, Haris Rauf guided three players to the pavilion, Shadab Khan Iftikhar Ahmed and Naseem Shah took one wicket each.

Earlier, national team captain Babar Azam had won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first.

Two changes have been made in the national team and Shadab Khan has been replaced by Abdul Qadir Naseem Shah has returned to the squad instead of Hasan Ali.

Babar Azam said that the confidence of the team is high.

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