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Wanindu Hasaranga is the Asian Cup 2022 Man of the Tournament, and Mohammad Rizwan has surpassed Virat Kohli as the best runner.

Team India may not have made it to the final of the Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE, but there was cause for celebration for Indian cricket fans as they nearly topped both the run-scoring and wicket-taking charts in the tournament, which was won by Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan, who led his team to victory with 55 runs in the final on Sunday (September 11), narrowly edged out former India captain Virat Kohli as the top run-scorer.

Except for a few matches, Asia Cup 2022 proved to be one of the best and most intriguing continental tournaments.

Kohli had 276 runs from five matches, including his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan, while Rizwan had 281 runs from six matches, including three half-centuries at an average of 56.2.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the final’s ‘player of the match,’ finished as the fourth highest run-scorer with 191 runs from 6 matches, including a best of 71 not out in the final.

Sri Lanka, the tournament’s underachiever at the start and almost eliminated after losing to Afghanistan in the first group stage match rallied like an unstoppable force and won five consecutive matches to be crowned champions.

Pakistan, the runners-up, began the event with a loss to India, but came back stronger and avenged the first round loss in the Super Fours stage to secure a spot in the finals.

Their express train, however, was halted by the Sri Lankans, who defeated them twice in a row, the second on the night of the final.

Throughout the tournament, there were some thrilling performances, from Virat Kohli’s century to Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s five-wicket haul.

Here are the top performers in the ASIA CUP 2022 Finals:

Wanindu Hasaranga | Man of the tournament

Wanindu Hasaranga finished the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker, with nine wickets at an average of 18.89.

Hasaranga stepped up when it mattered most, picking up three wickets in both games against Pakistan.

He also scored 66 runs at a strike rate of 150, with his most important innings coming in the final, when he hit 36 runs off 21 balls.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa | Man of the Match

Bhanuka Rajapaksa was named man of the match after batting first, he almost single-handedly drove Sri Lanka’s score to 170.

The Lankans were down and out at 58/5 after nine overs, giving Rajapaksa’s 71 off 45 deliveries added significance.

Mohammad Rizwan | Most Runs (281)

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan finished the tournament with the most runs (281 in six innings at an average of 56.20).

Throughout the tournament, he was Pakistan’s batting mainstay, laying the groundwork for his team to reach the finals.

Surprisingly, he finished the series as the highest run-scorer, edging out India’s Virat Kohli by five runs.

Virat Kohli | Highest Individual Score of 122*

Virat Kohli‘s 122 off 61 balls against Afghanistan was the highest total of the tournament.

For a long time at the start of the tournament, Kohli was out of form and chastised for his poor results.

He did, however, return to form in some style, scoring 276 runs at an average of 92.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Most Wickets (11 Wickets)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s ace seamer, finished with the most wickets with some brilliant swing bowling at the start of each match.

Bhuvneshwar began the tournament with four wickets against Pakistan, but his best performance came with a five-wicket haul against Afghanistan.

Bhuvneshwar also had a 10.45 average, which was only surpassed by Sri Lanka’s Pramod Madushan, who bowled 6.1 overs in two games.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India was the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 11 wickets from five matches, including a best of 5/4 against Afghanistan.

Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka, who was named ‘Player of the Tournament,’ finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets from 6 matches.

While Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz finished third with 8 wickets.

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