Asia Cup: Sri Lanka cruise into final; India's hopes diminish

Sri Lanka's 129-run win seal them a place in the final. India need Bangladesh to beat Pakistan and also win with a bonus point against Afghanistan to enter the final.

updated: March 03, 2014 22:46 IST
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Mirpur, Bangladesh: In-form Sri Lanka sailed into the summit clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament with a resounding 129-run victory over minnows Afghanistan, here on Monday. (Scorecard)

Opting to bat, the islanders rode on Kumar Sangakkara's patient 76 and skipper Angelo Mathews' breezy 41-ball 45 to post a competitive 253/6 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

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