Sri Lanka to take on Pakistan in final of Asia Cup in Dubai today

Sri Lanka will look to earn their sixth Asia Cup 2022 title while Pakistan will strive to end their long title gap in the continental tournament when the two teams clash in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium this evening.

The match will start at 7:30 pm IST. Both teams have squared off against each other in Asia Cup finals thrice and the islanders have won twice. Sri Lanka won in 1986 and 2014 while Pakistan won in 2000.

Sri Lanka won tournaments in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014. They are the second-most successful team in tournament history after India, which has won seven titles.

Pakistan has won the title twice – in 2000 and 2012. In the tournament, Sri Lanka has won all three matches in the Super 4 stage of the tournament while Pakistan won two out of their three Super 4 games to book a seat in the final of Asia Cup 2022.

Sri Lanka was drawn alongside Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group B of the league stage and beat Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan in the Super 4s to make it to the Asia Cup final in 2022.