Rajapaksa flays Naseem over covers to finish the innings in style


Aryan Surana

Sri Lanka's Asia Cup final hero Bhanuka Rajapaksa feels his knock worth 71* off 45 balls was one of the best he's ever produced as it resuscitated the team's innings from a precarious position and pushed them towards a formidable total. The hosts were down to 58 for 5 in the 9th over and were staring down the barrel until Rajapaksa rose to the occasion with aplomb. He and Wanindu Hasaranga forged a game-shaping stand worth 58 runs off 36 balls. Sri Lanka have enjoyed an excellent journey at this tournament that culminated in them securing their sixth Asia Cup title.