A stunning last over by Achini Kulasuriya helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the second semifinal and march into the final of the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday.
Pakistan needed nine runs off the final six deliveries, and Kulasuriya bowled tight lines to bring the equation down to 3 runs off the last ball. The right-armer ended up delivering a full toss, but Nida Dar could not clear cover.
Kavisha Dilhari, who was positioned at the cover, dropped the catch but recovered well to return a throw to the wicketkeeper, who ran Dar out to seal a one-run victory in a nail-biting thriller. The Islanders will now meet Team India in the summit clash, who defeated Thailand in the first semifinal today.
Earlier in the game, Sri Lanka managed to post 122/6 in 20 overs, with Harshitha Madavi scoring the most 35 off 41 balls. For the Women in Green, Nashra Sandhu picked up three wickets while conceding 17 in her quota of 4 overs.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka Women 122/6 (Harshitha Madavi 35, Anushka Sanjeewani 26, Nashra Sandhu 3/17) beat Pakistan Women 121/6 (Bismah Maroof 42, Nida Dar 26, Inoka Ranaweera 2/17) by one run.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
What a nail-biting finish. Incredible!
Sri Lanka are through to the final of the #AsiaCup2022 🔥#ApeKello pic.twitter.com/TUzaxDSBzb
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) October 13, 2022
Congratulations @OfficialSLC ladies for reaching the Asia cup final’s!! let’s bring it home girls..all the best for the finals 🇱🇰
— Kusal Mendis (@KusalMendis13) October 13, 2022
Incredible come back as Sri Lanka women’s Cricket team beat Pakistan for the Asia Cup finals!!
— Chaminda Vaas (@chaminda_vaas) October 13, 2022
Congratulations to the Sri Lankan women’s team for making it to the Asia cup final. Really proud of you. Let’s bring home the cup girls !
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) October 13, 2022
Closest runs wins in Women’s T20 Asia Cup:
1 run – Sri Lanka🇱🇰 v PAK🇵🇰, 2022
3 runs – Sri Lanka🇱🇰 v BAN🇧🇩, 2022
5 runs – Bangladesh🇧🇩 v SL🇱🇰, 2012
Sri Lanka had both the top-2 closest wins along the road to their first ever final.#PAKvSL #AsiaCup
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 13, 2022
Sri Lanka Women cricket team won the Semi-Final against Pakistan by 1 run and qualified for the #AsiaCup2022 Final.
Congratulations 🙏#LKA #SriLanka #ApeKello #SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/DYQTcLJ3kF
— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) October 13, 2022
It was Pakistan’s game.
Congratulations @OfficialSLC they held their nerves when it mattered most.#PAKvSL #SLVPAK @TheRealPCB #WomensAsiaCup2022 #AsiaCup2022
— Urooj Mumtaz Khan (@uroojmumtazkhan) October 13, 2022
Sri lanka cricket this time dominated Asia Cup first man’s team winning Asia Cup nd today women’s team defending Pakistan team by 1 run in semi final and reaching the final 💯 #SLVPAK #womensasiacup
— Teresa_Christian (@Teresa_christi9) October 13, 2022
Celebrating in style!💃 Well played lions!🙌#SLvPAK | #AsiaCup2022 | #ApeKellopic.twitter.com/1w6V6Th7Kg
— | 71❤️ (@Aaliya_Zain5) October 13, 2022
Heartbroken 💔 pak womens Loss Semi final by just 1 run#WomensAsiaCup2022 #SLVPAK #pakvsBang #pakvsban #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/qNHxl8oo2g
— SajiD ALi (@Sajii_writes) October 13, 2022
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TAGS: Pakistan Women, SLvPAK, Sri Lanka Women, Women’s Asia Cup 2022
CATEGORY: Asia Cup, Sri Lanka, Twitter Reactions, Women Cricket
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