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Saturday, 08 March 2014 - 21:46
Update : Video : Sri Lanka Cricket Team wins Asia Cup
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Sri Lanka cruised to a five-wicket win over holders Pakistan to lift the Asia Cup in Dhaka.

Pakistan made 260-5 from their 50 overs thanks to Fawad Alam's 114, before opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit 101 to help Sri Lanka seal victory with 22 balls remaining.

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga's 5-56 restricted Pakistan after they had recovered well from 18-3.

It is the first time Sri Lanka has won the trophy since 2008. It is their fifth Asia Cup success, equalling the record of India. Sri Lankans are also unbeaten champions in this tournament.

The Player of the match was Lasith Malinga, and Lahiru Thirimanne was adjudged the Player of the series.



Update : Sunday, 09 March 2014 - 7:52
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Thirimanne century takes SL to title

Sri Lanka cruised to a five-wicket win over holders Pakistan to lift the Asia Cup in Dhaka.

Pakistan made 260-5 from their 50 overs thanks to Fawad Alam's 114, before opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit 101 to help Sri Lanka seal victory with 22 balls remaining.

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga's 5-56 restricted Pakistan after they had recovered well from 18-3.

It is the first time Sri Lanka has won the trophy since 2008. It is their fifth Asia Cup success, equalling the record of India. Sri Lankans are also unbeaten champions in this tournament.

The Player of the match was Lasith Malinga, and Lahiru Thirimanne was adjudged the Player of the series.

Update : Sunday, 09 March 2014 - 7:38
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Sri Lanka win Asia Cup

Sri Lanka today regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne's fluent century, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur, Dhaka on Saturday.
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