Asia Cup: Sri Lankan cricketers get a rousing reception back home

Sri Lankan cricket team which returned home from winning the Asia Cup in Bangladesh were given a rousing welcome home today.

Lahiru Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Kumar Sangakkara`s shoes: Angelo Mathews

Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day.

Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Bowlers failed to create pressure: Misbah

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq blamed his bowlers for the team losing the Asia Cup crown to Sri Lanka, stating that they failed to create pressure on the opposition.

Malinga, Thirimanne guide Sri Lanka to 5th Asia Cup trophy

Sri Lanka today regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga`s five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne`s fluent century, here.

Asia Cup final: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Preview

Defending champions Pakistan will have to contend with minor injury issues to key players Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul as they take on a consistent Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.

Kumar Sangakkara, Shahid Afridi set to light up Asia Cup final

Rampaging Shahid Afridi and prolific Kumar Sangakkara have set the stage for a rousing contest when Pakistan face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup one-day final in Dhaka on Saturday.

Mathews confident Mahela will deliver in Asia Cup final

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews today threw his weight behind an out-of-form Mahela Jayawardene and expressed confidence that the veteran batsman would deliver the goods in the Asia Cup summit showdown against Pakistan here tomorrow.

ACC rejects Bangladesh`s appeal

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Monday rejected a complaint from Bangladesh that Pakistani pacer Aizaz Cheema deliberately blocked their batsman Mahmudullah Riyad in the last over during the tense chase in the Asia Cup final.

Pakistan disappointed over Bangladesh`s appeal against Asia Cup result

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and senior cricketers expressed their disappointment over Bangladesh`s decision to challenge the result of the recently concluded Asia Cup which was won by Pakistan.

PCB refuses to react to BCB`s allegations on Asia Cup final

Refusing to react to the allegations by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that pacer Aizaz Cheema had indulged in unsporting behaviour during the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket Board said it has full faith in the match officials who had conducted the final.

BCB wants review of last-over collision in Asia Cup final

BCB plans to complain to the Asian Cricket Council that pacer Aizaz Cheema deliberately blocked host batsman Mahmudullah Riyad when he tried to come back for a run during the tense chase.

Asia Cup final: Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup final between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Asia Cup: Sri Lanka-Bangladesh match to determine India`s fate

Millions of Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when the islanders take on hosts Bangladesh here tomorrow in their last league match, the result of which will determine India`s fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament.