Asia Cup 2014: A look at some stats and trivia
Mar 09, 2014, 08:28 IST
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.

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Sri Lanka's victory over Pakistan enabled them to grab their 5th title at the Asia Cup 2014. We take a look back at some facts and figures pertaining to this prestigious tournament