Asia cup: Lanka beat Pakistan

Asia cup: Lanka beat Pakistan Spinner Ajantha Mendis took four wickets and Kumara Sangakkara carved a meticulous century as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 64 runs in their Asian Cup super league match at the National Stadium on Sunday.

Mendis (4-47) foxed the home batsmen, who were facing him for the first time, with his neat variation as Pakistan were restricted to 238 for nine in reply to Sri Lanka’s 302 for seven. The Sri Lankan total included Sangakkara’s ninth hundred and came despite left-arm paceman Sohail Tanvir taking a career-best 5-48.

Sangakkara, who struck ten fours and a six, shared a third-wicket stand of 88 with Chamara Kapugedera (43) and added 93 for the fourth wicket with Chamara Silva (46) to put the unbeaten Sri Lankans on the road to a commanding total.

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