KARACHI - Winners of Asia Cup cricket tournament Sri Lanka left here Wednesday for home with the glittering trophy they won here Sunday night outplaying India by 100 runs in the final at the National Stadium. Pakistan has always been a good cricket hunting ground for the Islanders who won their first World Cup at Gaddafi stadium overpowering a strong Australia who were favourites to clinch the prestigious trophy by seven wicket margin. Their hero of that World Cup final was batsman Arvinda de Silva whose 107 in 124 balls helped his team reach 245 for just three wickets overhauling Australian score of 241 for seven. On Sunday night at the National Stadium, the hero of the final was 24 year old Ajantha Mendis who mesmerised Indians to grab six for 13 and helped his team defend a moderate total of 273 that included a 114 ball 125 from opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Mendis captured wickets of Virendra Sehwag who ran berserk with the bat to get 60 in 36 balls that triggered an unbelievable collapse of much vaunted Indian batting. Sri Lanka's legendry cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga who led his team to the World Cup win on March 17, 1996 was at the National Stadium watching Mahela Jayewardene's men stoutly defending a moderate score on July 6, 2008 to retain the trophy they won four years ago at home against Sourav Ganguly's India by 25 runs. It was just not the Asia Cup that Lankan were taking home but a host of their players were taking with them Asian player-of-the year awards received at a special function of the Asian Cricket Council. Indian and Bangladesh have already left for home. Pakistan cricket team has dispersed  and the players had gone home.