Sri Lanka could hardly mount a challenge for Pakistan to worry about on Thursday. The eventual 6-wicket win gave Pakistan a bonus point while Sri Lanka looked directly at the exit route. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 72 is his 19th fifty in ODIs - his fifth against Sri Lanka.
# The aforesaid knock is his highest as Pakistan captain in ODIs (his fourth fifty as captain), bettering the 70 not out against India at Karachi on July 2, 2008.
# Umar Akmal (77 off 72 balls) has posted his fourth fifty against Sri Lanka - his 14th in ODIs.
# Akmal's above knock is his highest at the Asia Cup, outstripping the 50 against Bangladesh at Dambulla on June 21, 2010.
# Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal were associated in a partnership of 152 - Pakistan's highest for the fourth wicket at the Asia Cup.
# The above partnership is the highest fourth wicket stand for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in ODIs, betterng the 127 between Inzamam-ul-Haq and Salim Malik at Singapore on April 2, 1996.
# Misbah-ul-Haq has posted his third fifty at the Asia Cup - his second against Sri Lanka.
# Misbah has averaged 93.10 in successful chases in ODIs, aggregating 931 runs in 25 innings, 15 times not out, including eight fifties.Â His average is the highest by a Pakistani batsman in successful chases.
# Misbah's Asia Cup record is superb, aggregating 259 runs in six innings at an average of 86.33.
# Sri Lanka's 188 is their second lowest total against Pakistan at the Asia Cup - the lowest being 116 at Colombo (PSS) on March 30, 1986.
# Aizaz Cheema (4/43) has emulated his best bowling performance in ODIs.Â He had similar figures against Zimbabwe at Harare on September 14, 2011.
# Cheema has produced two four-wicket hauls in ODIs - his tally being 20 in eleven games at 22.45 runs apiece.
# Saeed Ajmal (3/27) has recorded his best bowling performance against Sri Lanka, surpassing the 3 for 42 at Dubai (DSC) on November 18, 2011.
# Ajmal's aforesaid figures are his best at the Asia Cup, eclipsing the 3 for 56 against India at Dambulla on June 19, 2010.
# In five matches at the Asia Cup, Ajmal has bagged 11 wickets at 17.63 runs apiece.
# Kumar Sangakkara (71) has recorded his 71st fifty - his sixth against Pakistan.
# Sangakkara, for the first time, has posted three successive fifties against Pakistan - 58 at Sharjah & 78 at Abu Dhabi last year and 71 at Mirpur.
# Upul Tharanga (57) has posted his 25th fifty in ODIs - his fourth against Pakistan.
# Tharanga's aforesaid innings is his highest at the Asia Cup, bettering the 54 against Bangladesh at Dambulla on June 18, 2010.
# Dinesh Chandimal's first duck against Pakistan is his second in ODIs.
# Chandimal is averaging just 15.33 against Pakistan in ODIs - 92 runs in six innings.
# Kumar Sangakkara and Upul Tharanga were involved in a stand of 96 for the fifth wicket - Sri Lanka's highest against Pakistan at the Asia Cup, surpassing the 79 between Russel Arnold and Marvan Atapattu at Dhaka on June 7, 2000.
# The aforesaid stand is Sri Lanka's fourth highest for the fifth wicket against Pakistan in ODIs - the highest being 128 between Roshan Mahanama and Arjuna Ranatunga at Adelaide on February 17, 1990.
# Kumar Sangakkara (735 at an average of 43.23 in 18) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (701 at 41.23 in 18) are the two leading run-getters in ODIs this year.
# Younis Khan's performance has not been upto the mark during the last four years, averaging 22.10 in 2009, 21.50 in 2010, 35.42 in 2011 and 26.00 in 2012
# Pakistan's magnificent six-wicket victory is their fourth in twelve matches over Sri Lanka at the Asia Cup.
# Pakistan's above win is their 20th in 33 matches at the Asia Cup (Lost 12 & NR 1) - success % 62.50.