Pepsi Asia Cup, 1999-2000: Final

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1999-2000

At Dhaka, June 7 (day/night). Pakistan won by 39 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

Yet again Pakistan's batsmen revelled in the Bangabandhu pitch, producing three individual fifties. The last was the most devastating: captain Moin Khan came in at the end of the 40th over and destroyed Sri Lanka's bowling with an unbeaten 56 that included four sixes and took just 31 balls. Together with Inzamam-ul-Haq, he added 104 in the last ten overs. Inzamam, who hit 72 from 66 balls, batted in part with a runner, a request initially refused because he had begun the match with a leg injury, But Jayasuriya later relented: "He was really suffering, so we gave it to him." Saeed Anwar had earlier laid solid foundations with 82. The Sri Lankans were left to rue their shoddy fielding: they dropped seven catches in all, including Moin on 17. When they batted, Atapattu fought back with a round century from 124 balls but, after he and Arnold had put on 79, Sri Lanka lost their momentum. The last four wickets realised just 42 before the injured Weeraratne walked out - but it was just to congratulate Pakistan on their first Asia Cup.

Man of the Match: Moin Khan. Man of the Series: Yousuf Youhana.

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