Asia Cup: Angelo Mathews guides Sri Lanka to thrilling three-wicket win vs Bangladesh

Updated: 06 March 2014 21:45 IST

After being reduced to 75/5, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews played a captain's knock to take his team to a three-wicket victory with one over to spare.

Asia Cup: Angelo Mathews guides Sri Lanka to thrilling three-wicket win vs Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews struck 74 not out, leading his side to a thrilling three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on Thursday. (Scorecard | Highlights)



Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in the final on Saturday after finishing the group phase with four straight wins.


Sri Lanka reached the target making 208-7, in response to Bangladesh's 204-9.

Mathews led Sri Lanka's revival after Bangladesh reduced them to 47-4. He added 82 runs with Chathuranga de Silva to take the side closer to victory. De Silva hit a career best 44.

Al-Amin Hossain finished with figures of 2/42 while Ziaur Rahman, Arafat Sunny and Mahmudullah picked up one wicket apiece.

For Bangladesh, opener Anamul Haque made 49 while Shamsur Rahaman scored 39.



Topics : Cricket
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