Unbelievable Showdown! Jaw-Dropping Cricket Battle: Will Pakistan or Sri Lanka Triumph in Epic Clash? Must-See Action!

 In the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 Super Four clash, Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama are steering their team towards the challenging target of 252 runs. The pair is displaying a strong batting performance while Pakistan's bowlers are struggling to find their rhythm. 

Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan played a pivotal role with an unbeaten 86-run innings, and his century partnership with Iftikhar Ahmed proved instrumental in reaching a competitive total of 252/7 in 42 overs. Pakistan had faced a challenging situation at 130/5, despite Abdullah Shafique's half-century, but the partnership between Rizwan and Iftikhar put them in a commanding position.

The match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo holds immense significance as it essentially serves as a virtual knockout, with the winner earning a spot in the grand finale against India on Sunday, while the losing side will head back home. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are entering this contest after suffering defeats to India in their previous encounters.

Prior to this crucial match, Pakistan encountered a setback as Naseem Shah was ruled out due to an injury. Pakistan Super League star Zaman Khan was named as his replacement and was immediately included in the playing XI.

In their previous Super Four clash, Pakistan had lost both Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf to injuries, making Shaheen Shah Afridi the leader of Pakistan's pace attack. However, they had previously performed well against India in the Asia Cup group match, although that game was eventually abandoned due to rain. 

Nevertheless, Pakistan made five changes to their lineup from their loss to India, introducing Mohammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, and Zaman Khan.

On the other side, Sri Lanka, despite their 13-game winning streak being broken, is eager to eliminate Pakistan and send a strong message ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. Left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage will be a key figure, as he was against India, delivering impressive figures of 5-40, including crucial wickets like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He received valuable support from part-time spinner Charith Asalanka, who claimed four wickets for 18 runs.

Here are some key details about the Asia Cup Super Four match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan:

Venue: The match will be held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Start Time: The match is scheduled to commence at 3:00 PM IST on September 14, Thursday.
TV Broadcast: The Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India.
Live Streaming: You can catch the live stream of the match on the Disney+Hotstar app in India.
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