In the 2023 Asia Cup’s Super 4 match, Mohammad Haris of Pakistan made a game-altering low catch to dismiss Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis, who was steering his team’s run-chase with 91 runs off 87 balls.
Sri Lanka secured their spot in the Asia Cup 2023 final by narrowly defeating Pakistan by two wickets during the Super Four clash held at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday, September 14. This victory sets up a final showdown between Sri Lanka and India, scheduled for Sunday, September 17, at the same Colombo venue.
Despite a previous heavy loss to India, Pakistan displayed an improved performance against Sri Lanka, though it fell short of clinching victory.
In a breathtaking moment during the match, Pakistan’s Mohammad Haris executed a stunning low catch to dismiss Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis, who had been single-handedly driving the run-chase with a formidable 91 runs off 87 balls.
Mendis, now the tournament’s leading run-scorer, was caught off guard by Iftikhar Ahmed’s middle-stump delivery, resulting in a thick edge that arced towards short extra cover. Mohammad Haris, displaying exceptional agility, dove forward and elegantly completed the catch, creating a memorable highlight in the competition.
Kusal Mendis have showcased remarkable consistency in the Asia Cup 2023, securing his third half-century in the tournament and reaching the 90s for the second time. His standout performance included a memorable 92-run innings from 84 balls against Afghanistan in the league stage.
In the crucial match, Sri Lanka secured a thrilling victory with Charith Asalanka’s heroics on the last ball. Asalanka’s boundary and a double off Zaman Khan’s final two deliveries sealed a nail-biting 2-wicket win.
Last Updated on September 15, 2023
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