Thursday 6 March 2014 

Sri Lanka Win Low-Scorer To Maintain Unbeaten Run

Sri Lanka players celebrate a wicket
Sri Lanka completed their fourth win at the Asia Cup 2014 by beating Bangladesh in Mirpur
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Sri Lanka 208-7 (Mathews 74no) beat
Bangladesh 204-9 (Priyanjan 2-11) by 3 wickets
Asia Cup game 10, Mirpur
Scorecard

The final group game of the Asia Cup 2014 proved to be a low-scoring affair won by Sri Lanka, who beat Bangladesh by three wickets to make it four wins out of four ahead of Saturday's final against Pakistan.

Angelo Mathews led his side to victory with an unbeaten 74 in 103 balls after they were asked to chase 205 by Bangladesh.

At 47 for four and 75 for five, they were struggling but Bangladesh, not for the first time in this tournament, were unable to capitalise on their strong position.

They had earlier posted 204 for nine with Anamul Haque top scoring by hitting 49 while four Sri Lankans took two wickets.

The defeat means that Bangladesh finished the tournament in fifth place in the table, behind Sri Lanka and Pakistan, who meet in the final, as well as India and Afghanistan.

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Fixtures & Results
25th February: Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 296-6 (Thirimanne 102) beat
Pakistan 284 (Malinga 5-52) by 12 runs
26th February: Bangladesh v India
India 280-4 (Kohli 136, Rahane 73) beat
Bangladesh 279-7 (M Rahim 113) by 6 wickets
27th February: Afghanistan v Pakistan
Pakistan 248-8 (Umar Akmal 102no) beat
Afghanistan 176 (M Hafeez 3-29) by 72 runs
28th February: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 265-8 (Sangakkara 103) beat
India 264-9 (Dhawan 94) by 2 wickets
1st March: Bangladesh v Afghanistan
Afghanistan 254-6 (Asghar Stanikzai 90no) beat
Bangladesh 222 (Mominul Haque 50) by 32 runs
2nd March: India v Pakistan
Pakistan 249-9 (Mohammad Hafeez 75) beat
India 245-8 (Sharma 56) by one wicket
3rd March: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 253-6 (Sangakkara 76) beat
Afghanistan 124 (Mendis 3-11) by 129 runs
4th March: Bangladesh v Pakistan
Pakistan 329-7 (Ahmed Shehzad 103) beat
Bangladesh 326-3 by three wickets
5th March: Afghanistan v India
India 160-2 (Dhawan 60, Rahane 56) beat
Afghanistan 159 (Jadeja 4-30) by 8 wickets
6th March: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 208-7 (Mathews 74no) beat
Bangladesh 204-9 (Priyanjan 2-11) by 3 wickets
8th March: FINAL - Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 261-5 (Thirimanne 101) beat
Pakistan 260-5 (Malinga 5-56) by 5 wickets