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Sri Lanka Walk Away With The Asia Cup Beating Pakistan! ICC World T20 Starts 16th March!

Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka beat Pakistan quite easily in the final of the Asia Cup-2014 yesterday in Bangladesh and deservedly won the title for the fifth time now equaling India who crashed out this time. Sri Lanka overhauled Pakistan total of 260/5 by five wickets with 22 balls to spare. Mahela Jaywardene (75) played the first big knock of this tournament and helped a terrific Thirimanne to his century enabling Sri Lanka cruise over to victory. Man of the Match Lasith Malinga had an opening spell of fierce fast bowling mopping up top three Pakistan batsmen for just 18 runs on the board. Malinga maintained it in all his three spells taking up all the Pakistan wickets to fall with the figure 5 for 56. Put down from the start Pakistan fought bravely with two 100+ partnerships with a patient century from Fawad Alam (114 off 134 balls) and useful contributions from skipper Misbah (65 off 98) and a quicker 59 off 42 balls by keeper Umar Akmal. However, Pakistan failed to capitalize

Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka: Fantastic Cricket!

Pakistan win again in World Cup against Sri Lanka, for the seventh time. SL yet to win a WC match against Pak. This is a very significant win as it was achieved in SL with Lankan home crowds and typical Lankan conditions. And the cricket was fantastic, giving the first taste of true genuine cricket of the highest order in this World Cup. SL managed to restrict Pak to a total which was achievable though difficult. Then Pak made sure SL could not win, but again SL fought hard and came very close to win it. Both teams played very intense and hard cricket. Pak showed patches of exceptional fielding too apart from batting and bowling. While Misbah excelled with the bat, Afridi was magical with the ball. SL made to struggle for runs. The crowds could not believe what they witnessed. Now for tomorrow's big match, India Vs England. Team India is still troubled with fitness problems. Somebody said about possibility of rains! The ticket fiasco is threatening to become a scam. If only VVI