Dinesh Chandimal (65) and Kumar Sangakkara (74 not out) shared an 88-run second wicket partnership as Sri Lanka finished on 195-4 having been set a 270-run victory target earlier in the day by Pakistan, seeking a draw to level the three-match series.
Sri Lanka claimed the extra half-hour at the end of the fourth day to complete a 209-run rout of Pakistan in the first Test on Monday. The visitors, chasing an unlikely victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300. The game looked like dragging on to the fifth day when fifth-wicket pair Younus Khan (87) and Asad Shafiq (80) put up stubborn resistance with a stand of 151. After the pair were removed, Mohammad Ayub (22) and Adnan Akmal (40 not out) continued to frustrate the Sri Lankan bowlers. When the extra half-hour started Pakistan were 279 for eight but Suraj Randiv snapped up the last two wickets to finish with figures of three for 86 in the second… Read More →
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara were included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad on Tuesday for this week’s first test against Pakistan in Galle.
All-rounder Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 80 off 76 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two wickets win over Pakistan with two balls to spare in the fifth and the final One-Day International played at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Monday.
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Pakistan were strongly placed at 166-2 in the 38th over before they collapsed to 199 all out chasing a 244-run target in the day-night contest, with man-of-the-match Perera finishing with 4-42.
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
Match abandoned after heavy rain
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera starred as Sri Lanka levelled the one-day international series against Pakistan with a comfortable 76-run victory in the second ODI in Pallekele.
Sri Lanka won by 76 runs
Pakistan won their first of the five One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka by six wickets here at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (D/L method)