How Lanka pipped Pakistan in last-over thriller to set up Asia Cup final with India


Top-order batter Kusal Mendis conjured a match-defining 91 as he along with Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka guided Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup final, defeating top-ranked ODI side Pakistan by 2 wickets (DLS) in the rain-marred last-over Super Four thriller in Colombo on Thursday. Kusal fired a dazzling 87-ball 91 while Samarawickrama hit a crucial 48 as the duo shared a masterful century stand for the third wicket in a tricky 252 chase. In the final leg of the chase Asalanka showed nerves of steel to hand the co-hosts a famous win off the last ball at 10 past one post midnight.

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