Latest Cricket News / Asia Cup > Pakistan pacers and spinners with their accurate bowling restricted defending champions Sri Lanka to 188 runs in the third match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday.
After captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and decided to bat first, Sri Lanka were bowled out in 45.4 overs.
Kumar Sangakkara (71) and Upul Tharanga (57) hit half-centuries while only openers Jayawardene (12) and Tillekaratne Dilshan (20) were the only other batsmen to get into double figures.
Paceman Aizaz Cheema was the most successful bowler with four wickets for 43 runs while off-break bowler Saeed Ajmal captured three for 27 and pacer Umar Gul two for 20.
Sri Lanka included fast bowler Lasith Malinga in place of Kapugedra while allrounder Hammad Azam replaced Asad Shafiq in the Pakistan eleven.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs and India beat Sri Lanka by 50 runs in their opening matches.
Each side will play the other once in the round-robin league, with the top two advancing to the final on March 22.