This is Sri Lanka's sixth Asia Cup title. After losing their opening game against Afghanistan, they beat Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and then again Pakistan to clinch the 2022 Asia Cup
Sri Lanka and Pakistan had met in three Asia Cup finals -- the former won in 1986 and 2014 while the latter emerged victorious in 2000.
Chasing a small target, Sri Lanka were off to a terrible start, losing three wickets in the powerplay. Opener Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka didn't trouble the scorers and got out to Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf respectively.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bowl first against Pakistan in a Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai
Kohli Scored his last test century against Bangladesh in November, 2019 while his last ODI century came against West Indies, three months prior to that at Queen’s Park Oval.
Kohli ended his drought of not scoring a century in international cricket for 1020 days with a sensational career-best 122 off just 61 balls, laced with 12 fours and six sixes, at a strike-rate of 200
Asif was found to have breached Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match".
After a rollicking opening stand of 119 off 76 balls, Kohli accelerated amazingly from 59 off 40 balls to get his next 72 runs off just 21 balls.
Both India and Afghanistan are looking to sign off from Asia Cup 2022 on a high after crashing out of contention for the final. Both teams won their matches in the group stages. But then, they lost both of their two matches in the Super Four stage.
The result left the Men in Blue at the mercy of the other teams to have a chance of making it to the final.
The Men in Blue will take on Sri Lanka in the third match of the Super 4 stage.
Following the 2022 Asia Cup Super-4 match against Pakistan, Virat Kohli addressed a press conference. Responding to a media query, the cricketer revealed how MS Dhoni was the only one to reach out to him when he announced his Test captaincy resignation in January this year.
In the Super Four match against Pakistan, the fluency and timing which eluded Kohli a week ago was there. He top-scored with 60 off 44 balls, hitting four fours and a six.
Kohli defends young pacer, says anyone could have made such a mistake during a high-pressure game.
Had he taken the catch, Pakistan could have gone on back foot.