Wanindu Hasaranga’s three-wicket haul, followed by Pathum Nissanka’s brilliant unbeaten 55-run knock, guided Sri Lanka (124/5) to an easy five-wicket victory over Pakistan (121) in their ‘Super Four’ clash on Friday, a dress rehearsal for Sunday’s title clash.
Sri Lanka ended the ‘Super 4’-stage campaign with three victories in as many matches, defeating Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Both the teams had qualified for the final even before their ‘Super 4’ clash.
“The combination we have with the left-arm fast bowlers, the leg spinners – the variation we have is amazing,” said Dasun Shanaka after beating Pakistan in the ‘Super 4’ match.
Sri Lanka, however, conceded 17 extras.
Showing concern over the extras, Sri Lanka captain said, “I think the extras were a concern in this game, and the lines the fast bowlers bowled. These are the areas we can improve. If we could get early wickets in the next game (final), that will be good.”