New Delhi: Bangladesh out-played Sri Lanka in every department of the game on Tuesday to win the 6th ODI of Asia Cup on Tuesday by 5 wickets. A look at the statistical highlights of the match that ensured a title shot for Mushfiqur Rahim and his team.
# Chamara Kapugedera (62 off 92 balls) has posted his fourth fifty at the Asia Cup - two each against India and Bangladesh.
# Kapugedera's highest at the Asia Cup is 75 against India at Karachi on July 3, 2008.
# Kapugedera's eighth fifty in ODIs is his second against Bangladesh.
# Kapugedera's 62 is his first fifty in eight innings in Bangladesh in ODIs.
# Kapugedera has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs in the subcontinent, aggregating 1027 at an average of 22.82 in 58 matches, including six fifties.
# Lahiru Thirimanne (48) has posted his highest innings at the Asia Cup, surpassing the 29 against India at Mirpur on March 13, 2012
# Thirimanne and Kapugedera have shared a fourth wicket stand of 88 - Sri Lanka's third highest against Bangladesh at the Asia Cup - the highest is 139 between Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga at Kolkata on December 31,1990.
# Nazmul Hossain (3/32) has recorded his second best bowling performance against Sri Lanka - the best being 3 for 30 at Dhaka on January 16,2 009.
# Nazmul's only four-wicket haul in ODIs is 4 for 40 against New Zealand at Chittagong on Novembe 2, 2004.
# Kumar Sangakkara has aggregated 142 in three matches at an average of 47.33, including two fifties. His aggregate is the highest by a Sri Lankan in the present competition.
# Only five batsmen have managed more runs than Sangakkara in the present tournament. Virat Kohli heads the table with 357, followed by Mohammad Hafeez (205), Tamim Iqbal (193), Nasir Jamshed (184), Sachin Tendulkar (172) and Shakib Al Hasan (169).
# The three top run-scorers this year so far in ODIs are - Kumar Sangakkara (741), Virat Kohli (730) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (720).
# Upul Tharanga (48) has completed his 2,000 runs under Mahela Jayawardene's captaincy - 2007 runs at an average of 30.87 in 70 matches, including four centuries and eleven fifties.
# Tharanga has averaged 34.42 at the Asia Cup - 241 in seven matches, including two fifties.
# Sachithra Senanayake (19 not out) has recorded his second highest in ODIs - the highest is 22 not out against India at Adelaide on February 14, 2012.
# For the first time, Sri lanka have lost all the games played in an Asia Cup tournament. They have achieved another first in the Asia Cup, losing four matches in a row - by 81 runs to India at Dambulla on June 24, 2010 followed by three in the present competition.
# Sri Lanka have lost four consecutive ODIs - by 16 runs to Australia at Adelaide on March 8, 2012; by 50 runs to India at Dhaka on March 13, by 6 wickets to Pakistan at Dhaka on March 15 and by five wickets to Bangladesh at Dhaka on March 20
# Bangladesh, with their five-wicket win over Sri Lanka, have qualified for the Asia Cup final for the first time.
# Bangladesh's only previous appearance in a Grand Final was against Sri Lanka in the Three Nations Trophy at Mirpur on January 16, 2009, losing by two wickets.
# For the first time, Bangladesh have registered two consecutive wins in an Asia Cup competition - by 5 wickets against India on March 16 and by 5 wickets against Sri Lanka on March 20.
# Bangladesh have won three and lost 27 out of 30 played in ODIs - success % 10.00.
# Tamim Iqbal has batted brilliantly in the present competition, recording 64 against Pakistan, 70 against India and 59 against Sri Lanka.
# Tamim's record in the Asia Cup is magnificent, totalling 457 at an average of 41.54 in eleven matches. His tally includes five fifties.
# Tamim's 22nd fifty in ODIs is his third against Sri Lanka. His 59 off 57 balls is his highest against Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 54 at Colombo (RPS) on July 25, 2007.
# Nuwan Kulasekara (2/30) has recorded his best bowling performance at the Asia Cup, obliterating the 2 for 35 against Pakistan at Karachi on June 29, 2008.
# Shakib Al Hasan's 56 off 46 balls is his second highest innings at the Asia Cup, behind the 64 against Pakistan at Dhaka on March 11, 2012.
# Shakib's second half-century at the Asia Cup is his 24th in ODIs - his third against Sri Lanka.
# Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain were involved in a stand of 77 (unbroken) for the sixth wicket - Bangladesh's second highest against Sri Lanka, next only to the 95 between Mahmudullah and Mohammad Ashraful at Dhaka on January 4, 2010.
# Sachithra Senanayake (2/38) has recorded best bowling figures in ODIs, eclipsing the 2 for 45 against Australia at Perth on February 10, 2012.
# Shakib Al Hasan has received his 13th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his second against Sri Lanka.