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The star all-rounder said India “missed a trick” in their loss to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup

The India team, led by Rohit Sharma, was defeated by Sri Lanka in the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday. India was defeated by a score of six wickets.

Tuesday was yet another discouraging night for India at the Asia Cup, as they were defeated by Sri Lanka in the Super 4 match, putting them in a position where they are dangerously near to being eliminated from the continental competition.

India’s captain Rohit Sharma scored a magnificent 72 off of just 41 balls, but it was in vain because the islanders reached their target of 174 with one ball to spare. Sri Lanka got 14 runs off the penultimate over that was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, practically securing the victory for themselves after they needed 21 runs off of 12 balls. If Pakistan prevails over Afghanistan on Wednesday, India would be eliminated from the competition.

Irfan Pathan, a former all-rounder for India, commented after the game that Arshdeep Singh ought to have taken the bowling assignment for the 19th over. At the end of the match, Sri Lanka needed seven runs, so the youthful left-arm bowler delivered the final over. He continued to fight until the very end, but Sri Lanka was able to win in 19.5 overs.

“There is no sign of dew on the ground if you take a look at it. Bowling is actually going to make things simpler. There was also some assistance for those who were spinning the wheel. The spinners were responsible for all of the wickets that were taken. At the very least, the ball was keeping its shape.

No wickets were taken by the fast bowlers. I believe that Rohit Sharma wasted a couple of opportunities, the first of which was that Deepak Hooda did not bowl, and the second of which was that Arshdeep should have bowled the 19th over because of the left armer’s angles and the fact that the ball was moving away well. That had the potential to be significantly better. Not only did I say that after the game, but I also said it while providing commentary on the game “Irfan Pathan was recently featured on Star Sports.

“These two items each had the potential to perform better. The bowling in the first ten overs was obviously not up to the standard that one would expect from Team India.”

The Sri Lankans were off to a blazing start as they chased what appeared to be a par score at the innings break. Openers Kusal Mendis (57 runs off 37 balls) and Pathum Nissanka (52 runs off 37 balls) put up 91 runs at a rapid clip. Pathum Nissanka scored 52 runs off 37 balls.

Both batters were consistently finding the gaps and the boundaries with consummate ease, putting huge pressure on the Indian bowling attack that appeared bewildered against the optimistic approach adopted by the two Sri Lankan hitters. The fifty was reached in the sixth over.

However, Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, had other plans, as he struck twice in the 12th over to put a stop to Sri Lanka’s advance.

Following the dismissal of Danushka Gunathilaka (1) by Ravichandran Ashwin in the 14th over, Sri Lanka found themselves in a precarious position with 110 runs for three.

Mendis, who was batting for Sri Lanka, was dismissed by Chahal for a major wicket in the very first delivery of the next over. This was a devastating blow for Sri Lanka, as Mendis was given out leg before wicket.

But the captain of Sri Lanka’s side, Dasun Shanaka, together with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (also not out), stayed till the very end to finish the job for their team with a match-winning partnership of 64 runs for the fifth wicket.

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