Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in Dubai to clinch their sixth Asia Cup. Here’s what we learned from the tournament.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s unbeaten 71 and Wanindu Hasaranga’s key contributions with both and ball fired Sri Lanka to their sixth Asia Cup title.
Sri Lanka are poised for an unlikely Asia Cup victory over favourites Pakistan in Sunday’s final after a giant-slaying streak through the tournament despite troubles at home.
Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga led Sri Lanka’s bowling charge to set up a comfortable five-wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their dress rehearsal for the Asia Cup final.
Sri Lanka produced an impressive run chase to down India by six wickets in the Asia Cup on Tuesday.
Kusal Mendis’ fiery start and a key lower-order knock by Bhanuka Rajapaksa powered Sri Lanka to a four-wicket win over Afghanistan in their Asia Cup Super Four contest on Saturday.
Powerful innings by Kusal Mendis and captain Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lanka pull off a thrilling two-wicket win over Bangladesh to make the Asia Cup Super Four stage on Thursday.
Fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi took 3-11 to help Afghanistan thrash Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the opening match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament on Saturday.
Sri Lanka’s new spin king, Prabath Jayasuriya, has reflected on his “tough” and lonely road to success after propelling the hosts to a thumping victory over Pakistan on Thursday in the second Test.
Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya grabbed another five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by 246 runs in the second Test in Galle.
Century-maker Dhananjaya de Silva says Sri Lanka will need early Pakistan wickets on the final day of the second Test with bad weather looming.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne battled through back pain to extend Sri Lanka’s second-innings lead to 323 after key strikes by Pakistan’s bowlers in the second Test on Tuesday.
Spinner Ramesh Mendis took three wickets to put Sri Lanka in command of the second Test on Monday despite a fighting 62 by Pakistan batsman Agha Salman.
Dinesh Chandimal and Oshada Fernando hit half-centuries to drive Sri Lanka’s total before Pakistan hit back with wickets to share the opening day honours in the second Test on Sunday.
Cricket-obsessed Percy Abeysekera has been a constant presence at Sri Lanka matches since their first Test against England in 1982.