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In a case of deja-vu of the tournament’s opener, Lahiru Thirimanne ends things as he started off with a century © AFP

 

Mar 8, 2014

 

In-form Lahiru Thirimanne completed his third One-Day International century and the second in Asia Cup 2014 to put Sri Lanka on course to clinch the trophy. Thirimanne had started Asia Cup 2014 with a hundred that put his team to victory and now the southpaw has put his team in a winning position in a classic case of deja-vu.

 

Thirimanne dropped anchor early on when Kusal Perera went after the Pakistan bowling attack but took charge after Saeed Ajmal’s twin strikes and pierced the gaps at will with ample support from veteran Mahela Jayawardene, with whom he shared a 156-run stand for the third wicket.

 

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