“There is no speed,” was Pakistan’s response when Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed Sri Lanka to score 14 runs in the 19th over.
During the Asia Cup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has proved expensive late in games. giving up 14 against Sri Lanka in the penultimate over and 19 against Pakistan in the previous over.
India has lost its last two games in a row and is on the verge of being eliminated from the Asia Cup Super 4. Their ability to determine their own fate has been lost. If Pakistan defeats Afghanistan on Wednesday, they will be out of the championship game. On Wednesday, India’s captain Rohit Sharma struck an incredible 72 off 41 balls. However, all went in vain as India was unable to maintain a 174-run goal. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s penultimate over saw Sri Lanka score 14 runs. When they required 21 runs in 12 balls, they came close to winning the game. Former Pakistani star Wasim Akram investigated what went wrong for Bhuvneshwar in the 19th over following the game.
Bhuvi is a master bowler. Don’t get me wrong, but there is no tempo. On this type of ground when you don’t have pace, he’s a medium pacer in T20, or perhaps an over medium pacer. 135 (kmph). It is crucial to have a bowler like Jasprit Bumrah, who can bowl at least 140 (kmph). When he joins the team, you’ll have two of the best bowlers available to bowl the final few overs. Furthermore, you need regular bowlers who can bowl until the end. Nobody can be wrested from your control. Bowling is impossible if you are not used to the pressure. Wasim Akram said on Star Sports.
As they pursued what seemed to be a par total at the innings break, the Sri Lankans got off to a quick start. With the opening pair of Kusal Mendis (57 off 37 balls) and Pathum Nissanka (52 off 37 balls) quickly adding 91 runs.
Thanks to both batsmen’s steady and effortless hitting of the gaps and boundaries, the fifty was reached in the sixth over. This put a lot of strain on the Indian bowling unit, which found it difficult to adapt to the upbeat batting approach of the two Sri Lankan batters.
Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, had other plans, striking twice in the 12th over to halt Sri Lanka’s momentum.
Ravichandran Ashwin delivered a return for Danushka Gunathilaka (1). At 110 for three in the fourteenth over, Sri Lanka is in serious difficulty.
When the first delivery of the subsequent over resulted in Mendis being caught lbw in front of the wicket. Chahal scored a crucial victory for Sri Lanka.
Dasun Shanaka, the skipper of Sri Lanka, is still in the game after scoring 33 runs, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa is still alive after scoring 25 runs. winning the game with a fifth-wicket partnership of 64 runs.
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