Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the final match of Asia Cup 2014 in Mirpur of the capital on Saturday.
Sri Lankan got the easy victory losing just five wickets in their chase of 260.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first at Sher-e Bangla Stadium of Mirpur.

The match began at 2:00pm local time (8:00am GMT).

State-run Bangladesh Television and private channel, Channel 9, broadcasted the match live.

Lahiru Thirimanne’s brilliant century off 106 balls and Mahela Jayawardene’s 75 run-innings off 93 balls spearheaded Sri Lanka towards a win despite Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal’s consecutive dismissal of their top two batsmen.

Lankans are leading the journey with 17 points bagging all four matches in their favour while Pakistan lost only one match of their four with 13 points – the inaugural one – against today’s opponents.

Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Akmal (wk), Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Talha, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan


MDKJ Perera, HDRL Thirimanne, KC Sangakkara (wk), DPMD Jayawardene, SMA Priyanjan, AD Mathews (c), PC de Silva, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, RAS Lakmal and SL Malinga

BBN/ANS/AD/08March14-10:50 pm (BST)