Updated: Monday, 03 March 2014 00:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Pakistan beat India in Asia Cup thriller

Pakistan defeated India by one wicket in a thrilling one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday to virtually knock the reigning World Cup champions out of contention in the Asia Cup.

Pakistan beat India in Asia Cup thriller

Pakistan cricketer Sahid Afridi (3R) celebrates with his teammates after winning the sixth match of the Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament between India and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 2, 2014 - by Munir uz Zaman

Pakistan, who restricted India to 245-8, survived anxious moments before Shahid Afridi smashed two consecutive sixes to help his team win with two balls to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

India, who have lost two of their three matches, are unlikely to make the March 8 final even if they beat Afghanistan in their last match.

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