The opening match of Asia cup was just thrilling where Lasith Malinga hit the stumps of Pakistan by taking 5 wickets on 52 runs in the final overs of match.
Pakistan while chasing a target of 297 runs falls down just 12 runs behind the victory.
Misbah and Umer Akmal provided good middle order partnership by scoring 73 and 74 runs respectively.
Afridi once again failed to save the team and scored just 4 runs.
In the final overs Bilawal Bhatti and Saeed Ajmal tried to save the match and hit 17 runs in a over of Suringa Lakmal but Ajmal couldn’t survived long and lost his wicket.
The last wicket fall was of Bilawal Bhatti when he got bold on the ball of Lasith Malinga while he was playing a short by leaving stumps.
The highlight of the match was Lasith Malinga’s devastating bowling in the final overs of the match.
It should be mentioned here that India owned title most of the times (5) while Sri Lanka owned Asia Cup 4 times.
Pakistan won the last addition of Asia cup against Bangladesh.