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Sri Lanka enter finals

One wicket for 31 in six overs and an 88-ball unbeaten 90 by ambidextrous bowler Kamindu Mendis led Sri Lanka to Emerging Team Asia Cup final

One wicket for 31 in six overs and an 88-ball unbeaten 90, with nine fours, were versatile all-round performance. That kind of performance was needed, by Sri Lanka’s Kamindu Mendis, to beat Bangladesh in the semi-finals on Thursday, 13 December to book a berth in the final with fancied India, who beat Pakistan also on Thursday at CCC, in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 at Khettarama.

Scores:

At Khettarama –

Bangladesh 237 (Mizanur Rahman 72, Yasir Ali 66, Mosaddek Hossain 39; Chamika Karunarane 4/31, Asitha Fernando 2-50, Kamindu Mendis 1/31)

SL 241/6 in 48.2 overs (Kamindu Mendis 91 n.o., Sandun Weerakkody 47, Shehan Jayasuriya 39, Asela Gunaratne 24; Shoriful Islam 2/50)

Scores:

At CCC –

Pakistan 172

India 178/3 in 27.3 overs

FINALS –

Saturday, 15th December

Sri Lanka Vs India at Khettarama