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Like every edition, this year’s Asia Cup also saw a few scintillating performances.

With Pakistan, you do not quite know what to expect. On their day, they can be mesmerising, thwarting the best in the world and, on other days they can be pathetic, going down to the lowest-ranked team in the world.

Having won all their league matches, Sri Lanka undoubtedly were the favourites to clinch the Asia Cup title.

Sri Lanka defeated defending champions Pakistan to clinch Asia Cup 2014. Lahiru Thirimanne who scored a century in the opening game against Pakistan finished the tournament with a century in the Final as well.

Whenever Sri Lanka and Pakistan face-off in a tournament final, it is always a highly interesting scenario considering the variety that the two sides offer

Asia Cup 2014: Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Final Match at Mirpur, 08 Mar, 2014. Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

On expected lines, India beat Afghanistan without any trouble in the dead rubber of the Asia Cup.

India eased to an 8-wicket win with 17.4 overs to spare against Afghanistan. Ajinkya Rahane got the opportunity to open the batting and he made most of it by scoring a 5th ODI fifty. Shikhar Dhawan helped himself to a 9th ODI fifty.

Expecting Shahid Afridi to pull off improbable-looking chases in consecutive matches sounds a bit too far-fetched.