Asia Cup 2014: Lasith Malinga is Pakistan batsmen's 'enemy No. 1'

Lasith Malinga has three five-wicket hauls against Pakistan, including his 5 for 56 in the Asia Cup final in Mirpur.

updated: March 08, 2014 21:21 IST
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Lasith Malinga appears to have made it a habit to bully Pakistan in ODIs. On Saturday, the Sri Lanka pacer replaced Ajantha Mendis and claimed 5 for 56 in the Asia Cup title clash at Mirpur on Saturday. Malinga run riot and reduced the defending Asia Cup champions to 18 for three in the fifth over. It proved to be a telling blow. (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup final highlights)

Well-known for his formidable skills with the ball, Malinga's menacing pace left an otherwise dominant Pakistan batting line-up in complete shambles as the side finished on a below par 260 for 5. It however was not the first time that Pakistan were guilty of abject surrender against the 30-year-old who now has 256 wickets in the 50-over format.

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