Opener Lahiru Thirimanne's magnificent century helped Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup title. The left-hander notched 101 for his third one-day hundred to anchor Sri Lanka’s successful chase of a 261-run target in 46.2 overs for his country’s fifth Asia Cup title at the Shere Bangla Stadium.
Thirimanne, who also scored a hundred in the tournament’s opening match against the same opponents, hit 13 boundaries during his 108-ball knock and steadied the chase during a solid 156-run third-wicket partnership with veteran teammate Mahela Jayawardene, who made 75. Earlier, Malinga rocked the innings with the wickets of Sharjeel Khan (eight), Ahmed Shehzad (five) and Mohammad Hafeez (three) in his incisive four-over spell, pushing Pakistan to 18-3 by the fifth over.
Kumar Sangakkara scored his 18th ODI century as well as his 85th ODI fifty. He also became the third overall batsman in history to score above 4,000 runs against India. He is also the second player, after Jayasuriya to score more than 1000 runs in Asia Cup. (Pic/ AFP)
In India's match against Bangladesh, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli cracked quite a few records. He is the first batsman to record five hundreds in ODIs in Bangladesh. He Virat Kohli has posted twelve hundreds in successful chases - the second highest tally in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar's 14. (Pic/ AFP)
Shahid Afridi too created a few records of his own when he scored 50 runs off just 18 balls making it the fastest half-century in a chase and the second fastest ODI fifty. It is also the quickest half-century at the Asia Cup. Afridi also became the only batsman to score 3 fifties off 18 balls in ODIs. (Pic/ AFP)
Lasith Malinga's 5 wicket-haul during the first match against Pakistan was his first in ODIs since January 2012. It was also the first time a bowler claimed a fifer in an Asia Cup match. (Pic/ AFP)
Mohammad Shami took his best ODI career figures with 4/50 against Bangladesh. During the match against Afghanistan he also became the second fastest Indian bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets. (Pic/ Getty Images)
Lahiru Thirimanne scored his second ODI century in the match against Pakistan. (Pic/AFP)
Mushfiqur Rahim scored his highest ODI score of 117 in the match against India. (Pic/ AFP)
Umar Akmal scored his second ODI century in the match against Afghanistan. (Pic/ AFP)
Ravichandran Ashwin reached his feat of 100 wickets in ODIs for the team in the match against Sri Lanka (Pic/ AFP)
Mohammad Hafeez scored his 20th ODI fifty in the match against Bangladesh. (Pic/ AFP)
Imrul Kayes and Anamul Haque put up Bangladesh second best ODI opening partnership with their 150 against Pakistan. Anamul also became the first Bangladesh opening batsman to score a ton against Pakistan (Pic/ AFP)
Ahmed Shehzad also scored his fifth overall ODI century in the match against Bangladesh. (Pic/ AFP)
Pakistan's scored their highest successful chase in ODI's with 327 in their match vs Bangladesh surpassing their 332 against India in 2007. (Pic/ AFP)