Although the 10th match of the Asia Cup was a dead rubber, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka would have been keen on winning the contest, as it was their last match before the World T20 in India began, even amidst reports that Pakistan had threatened to pull out of the event
Pakistan posted exactly the same score that they had done in the first T20 against Zimbabwe, also batting first. And, for the second time in the series, they managed to defend the target, which is rather gettable in T20 cricket, thus winning the two-match series 2-0
Pakistan pulled off a superb 16-run win over Australia at Mirpur in a high scoring contest. After posting 191 on the board, Pakistan were on top with left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar taking the wickets of David Warner and Shane Watson in the first over itself.