Pakistan face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final
Storm Shahid Afridi and creative Kumar Sangakkara have placed the legs for an exciting competition when Pakistan will play against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final in Dhaka on March 8. Sri Lanka has been the leading team in the five-country contest with four nonstop victories in the league plus a 12-run win next to Pakistan in the event starter on February 25. The 36-year-old Sri Lankan star Sangakkara, who has been in chief throughout his team’s current trip of Bangladesh which started with a mutual series in January.
Sangakkara achieved 75, 319 and 105 in two Test games and 128 in the second ODI to push Sri Lanka to series wins in all three layouts of cricket against the hosts. The expert has also performed three match-winning innings in the Asia Cup with his 67 against Pakistan, 103 next to World champion India and 76 next to Afghanistan.
He is having a title of the leading scorer in the tournament with his 248 runs.
Mathews said, “It is great to have Sangakkara in such good form, but the others will also need to step up and rally around him if we are to win. Pakistan have shown how tough a side they are to beat. But we have our plans and are confident of doing well if we execute them well.”