Asia Cup, Final: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014
Asia Cup - Final
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
8 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.6

Malinga to Sharjeel Khan, OUT, the bowler has the last laugh! This was full and swinging in on middle and leg, Sharjeel has flicked it into the safe hands of mid-on! Two sumptuous strokes on the off side and he's thrown it away. If he was going to hit that straight, he should have kept it down or he should have nudged it through midwicket for a harmless single. But his own momentum has swallowed him.

Sharjeel Khan c NLTC Perera b Malinga 8 (5m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Pakistan 8/1   Ahmed Shehzad 0* (0b)   SL Malinga 1-0-8-1
2.6

Malinga to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, another one, Malinga does it again! Punches the air and lets out a war cry that will ring throughout MIrpur. Shehzad saw a bit of width and was setting up for that back-foot punch in front of point. Struck a crisp boundary in the last over off that shot, but this time he only ends up nicking off. Touch of seam away does him in as he doesn't move his feet

Ahmed Shehzad c †Sangakkara b Malinga 5 (18m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Pakistan 17/2   Mohammad Hafeez 3* (5b)   SL Malinga 2-0-11-2
4.3

Malinga to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Malinga is taking this final by the scruff of it's neck! Another catch to Sanga and Pakistan are three down in the fifth over! Good length ball, with a bit of movement away and it proves enough to snare a regulation outside edge. Hafeez has hung his bat out there with no feet and perishes. Squared him up.

Mohammad Hafeez c †Sangakkara b Malinga 3 (19m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Pakistan 18/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (1b)   SL Malinga 2.3-0-12-3
36.4

Malinga to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, he's holed out at long-on and Malinga is at it again! It wasn't the prettiest ball, just full and outside off. Misbah heaves it straight over the top but has dragged this. That foils his timing and results in a simple catch to Kusal who extends his arms in delight. Somewhere in front of him, Misbah is immensely disappointed.

Misbah-ul-Haq c MDKJ Perera b Malinga 65 (138m 98b 3x4 2x6) SR: 66.32

Pakistan 140/4   Fawad Alam 57* (96b 4x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 4.4-0-15-4
49.4

Malinga to Umar Akmal, OUT, slower ball outside leg, Akmal slogs to present a leading edge which is held by backward point. That's Malinga's fifth wicket. Excellent change up, he knew Akmal was looking for those leg side heaves and outsmarted him

Umar Akmal c Priyanjan b Malinga 59 (65m 42b 7x4 0x6) SR: 140.47

Pakistan 255/5   Fawad Alam 109* (132b 7x4 3x6)   SL Malinga 9.4-0-51-5
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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

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Agarkar: Sri Lanka slight favourites in final

Ajit Agarkar says steady Sri Lanka hold the upper hand as they take on an unpredictable but explosive Pakistan team in the Asia Cup final (05:10) | March 7, 2014

Ajit Agarkar says steady Sri Lanka hold the upper hand as they take on an unpredictable but explosive Pakistan team in the Asia Cup final (05:10) | March 7, 2014