DHAKA, March 20 (BSS)-Bangladesh wrote a new chapter in their cricket history when they beat mighty Sri Lanka by five wickets to reach for the first time in the prestigious Micromax four-nation 11th Asia Cup final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur today.
Bangladesh and India finished on 8 points each but as per rule of head to head clash Tigers move into the final for beating India in the round robin league match.
While Pakistan are already the final with 9 points and the final is slated on March 22.
Sri Lanka - 232 for all in 49.5 overs, Kapugedera 62, Thirimane 48, Tharanga 48, Dilshan 19, Senenayake 19 n.0, extras 11, Nazmul 3/32, Razzak 2/44, Shakib 2/56, Mashrafe 1/30 and Sahadat 1/51.
(Revised targer 212 in 40 overs)
Bangladesh: 212 for 5 in 37.1 overs, Tamim 59, Shakib 56, Nasir 36 n.o, Mahmuidullah 32 n.o, extras 20, Kulasekara 2/30 , Senenayake 2/38, Lakmal 1/40.