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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Lasith Malinga spell, Tamim Iqbal heroics and Aftab Alam tears: Moments that made 2018 Asia Cup

Paul Radley looks at the key moments that defined the continental tournament, which was held in the UAE for the past couple of weeks

Seldom have the cricket grounds of the UAE been treated to such a carnival of colour and celebration as they have over the past two weeks.

The 2018 Asia Cup was arguably the finest international competition yet witnessed on these shores, with some vivid memories made.

Some of the best moments included the two that came from the opening match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka which, apart from swinging back and forth, set the stage for a brilliant comeback by fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

Also, who can ever forget Tamim Iqbal's heroic performance with the bat even though he was severely hampered by a fracture during the game?

Take a look at the slideshow above to read about the key moments from the tournament.

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