Sri Lanka lift Asia Cup

Updated: March 8, 2014


Sri Lanka won their fourth Asia Cup when they defeated Pakistan by a convincing 5 wickets at the National Stadium in Mirpur.

Batting first Pakistan set a competitive 260/5 in their allotted 50 overs, Fawad Alam with an unbeaten 114 his maiden ODI hundred.

For Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga starred again with the ball taking all 5 wickets to fall.

In reply Sri Lanka led by the superb Mahela Jayawardene with 75 and Lahiru Thirimanne with 101 reached the target with just over 4 overs to spare.

Sri Lanka 261 for 5 (Thirimanne 101, Jayawardene 75, Ajmal 3-26) beat Pakistan 260 for 5 (Fawad 114*, Misbah 65, U Akmal 59, Malinga 5-56) by five wickets