Asia Cup: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka for consolation win

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal helped Pakistan beat reigning World T20 champions Sri Lanka
Asia Cup group match, Dhaka:
Sri Lanka 150-4 (20 overs): Dilshan 75; Irfan 2-18
Pakistan 151-4 (19.2 overs): Akmal 48; Kulasekara 1-20
Pakistan won by six wickets

Pakistan overcame the disappointment of not reaching the final of the 2016 Asia Cup by beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in their final game in the competition.

After restricting Sri Lanka to 150-4 in Dhaka, Pakistan's top order hit form to reach 151-4 in 19.2 overs.

Umar Akmal top-scored with 48 off 37 balls after Sharjeel Khan (31) and Sarfraz Ahmed (38) laid the foundation.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was the star performer in Sri Lanka's innings, scoring 75 from 56 balls.

The victory is Pakistan's second in the competition and leaves them third in the points table, behind leaders India and second-placed hosts Bangladesh, who will face each other in Sunday's final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Sri Lanka finish fourth, having won just one of their four matches.

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