Asia Cup 2022: India upset by Sri Lanka, likely to crash out barring mini-miracle
Sri Lanka produced an impressive run chase to down India by six wickets on Tuesday and leave their opponents staring at an early ext from the Asia Cup.
If Pakistan beat Afghanistan on Wednesday, they will face Sri Lanka in Sunday's final and knock out arch-rivals India in the process.
Half-centuries from openers Pathum Nissanka (52) and Kusal Mendis (57) gave Sri Lanka the perfect start to their chase of 174 in the Super Four game.
India hit back with a flurry of wickets, but Bhanuka Rajapaksa and captain Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lanka get over the line, with two scrambled byes off the penultimate ball completing the job.
If Afghanistan do India a favour against Pakistan, Rohit Sharma's men will still have to beat the Afghans on Thursday to have any chance of reaching the final.
Sri Lanka, a nation with no budget for even match practice has defeated overhyped India and knocked them out. Bye bye India. See you next time.
Sri Lanka winner, India loser. Congrats Sri Lanka, pack your bags India you are going home!
BCCI should continue its focus on IPL
Cricket is just a game.
Great news after the Indian captain was heard saying who will meet them in the final.
Win the toss, win the match.
India needs to beat Afghanistan, hope that Afghanistan beats Pakistan and Sri Lanka also beat Pakistan to reach final on run rate.
Pakistan may win Asia Cup.
So, neither glamorous and nor got the job done.
Well done Sri Lanka, your performance delighted your brothers , Pakistan.
This has been a good tournament. All matches have gone down to the wire. India has done pretty well overall and so have others. No need to judge on the result only.
Its Pakistan and Sri Lanka for finals, two best teams of South Asia
India is almost out of finals, It appears that the final is going to be between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
indian team don't deserve asia cup this time..No bowling, no batting... sri lanka, pakistan and afghanistan is doing good. all the best.
Bye bye india. Your arrogance has been crushed yet again.
Indians will definitly rise again in the coming season of IPL
Sri Lankan team has improved its performance after first match defeat and are playing excellent in Super 4 encounters. This team truly deserves to win the Asia Cup 2022.
Congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka who are very humble, kind, friendly, hospitable and down-to-earth people.
No miracle will happen. India is out of the tournament.
India needs to revisit what’s went wrong this
Good job Sri Lanka. You guys deserve this Asia cup.
sad, I wanted India and Pakistan Final
Syed A. Mateen
Asia Cup 2022 is entering into its final phase.
I can see that Pakistan is going to play the final match and hopefully will lift the trophy.
Lesson to learn, never be arrogant and treat others with respect or face embarrassed like this.
Well played Lanka
Happy that India lost.. they were over confident… and over hyped team.
Now before the World Cup they will atleast get serious.
Pakistan's chances of beating both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are only about 40%.
All the best Sri Lanka
Poor India, loosing to both the small neighbors.