Thisara Perera's All-Round Show Scripts 77-Run Win For Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera scored 65 off 36 balls and took 3 for 19 as Pakistan were shot out for 233 chasing Sri Lanka's 310/9 in the 2nd ODI.

updated: August 26, 2014 23:06 IST
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Thisara Perera's 36-ball 65 and 3/19 helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in Hambantota.


A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77-run victory over Pakistan in their second one-day international on Tuesday to level the three-match series. (Scorecard)

Perera's whirlwind 65 off 36 balls took Sri Lanka's total to 310-9 after captain Angelo Mathews missed out on his maiden ODI century, scoring a career-best 93, while Mahela Jayawardene made a polished 67.

Spinners Rangana Herath and Sekkuge Prasanna shared two wickets apiece and Perera polished off the late order with 3-19 to end Pakistan's reply on 233 in 43.5 overs.

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