Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:27:42 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra
Asia Cup: The best of Asian rivalry

Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan

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Match: Asia Cup - 1st match
Year: 2010
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
Scores: Sri Lanka 242-9, Pakistan 226
Result: Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi

Angelo Matthews and Lasith Malinga rocked the Pakistan chase early with two wickets each to reduce the visitors to 4-32 in less than 15 overs. However, the effervescent Shahid Afridi took his team close to victory with a furious 109 off 79 balls. Once Pakistan lost his wicket, still about 40 runs short, Malinga returned with another deadly spell to clean up the tail and win the match for the hosts. Earlier, the comeback man for Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar picked up three wickets to restrict Lanka to 242 from their 50 overs.