It rarely happens in international cricket that a player gets out and ensures his team’s victory, something similar was seen in the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match. Pramod Madhushan of Sri Lanka sealed Sri Lanka’s victory by running himself out and then the player whom he saved from runout scored the winning runs for Sri Lanka. Madhushan had sacrificed his own wicket by saving the wicket of Charith Asalanka in the last over and this later became a big reason for Sri Lanka’s victory. Madhushan has also been praised by former Team India cricketer Venkatesh Prasad. Madhushan did not leave the crease until Asalanka reached towards him.
Great game awareness from Pramod Madushan yesterday night. Did not leave the crease until Asalanka made it. Very impressive. @ashwinravi99 probably one of the finest at making good use of the rules would be v impressed . pic.twitter.com/5XxCbyVZXg— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) September 15, 2023
Asalanka’s wicket was very important for Sri Lanka and in the end he also scored the winning run. Venkatesh Prasad wrote on social media, ‘Pramod Madhushan showed a very good understanding of the game, did not leave the crease until Asalanka reached. Very impressed. R Ashwin, who used the rules of cricket the best, must have been very impressed after seeing this.
Aswin also replied to that post and said ‘Absolutely! Just 🔥
He missed the ball, Asalanka was charging down the pitch ( high octane pressure ) and yet this guy stood his ground until the keeper missed his attempt and then started running. All I can say is that these sort of reactions come from practice and this happens mostly in Tennis ball cricket.⭐️⭐️’
Absolutely! Just 🔥— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 15, 2023
He missed the ball, Asalanka was charging down the pitch ( high octane pressure ) and yet this guy stood his ground until the keeper missed his attempt and then started running.
All I can say is that these sort of reactions come from practice and this happens… https://t.co/elfwihpBSG
Asalanka gave victory to Sri Lanka by taking two runs off the ball of Zaman Khan. Zaman Khan was bowling the last over for Pakistan in this match and it was also the last ball of the match. The final match of Asia Cup 2023 will be India vs Sri Lanka, which is to be played on September 17 at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.