Sri Lanka Overpower Pakistan in 3rd ODI to Win Series 2-1

Sri Lanka won the rain-restricted match in the 19th over itself after bowling out Pakistan for just 102 in their first innings at Dambulla. Pakistan had earlier been swept 2-0 in the Test series preceding the ODI matches.

updated: August 30, 2014 16:22 IST
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Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera (C) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal during the third and final One Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla, some 150 kms north of Colombo on August 30, 2014.


Dambulla, Sri Lanka: Seamer Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on Saturday to clinch the series 2-1.

Dhammika Prasad chipped in with two wickets as the hosts bowled Pakistan out for 102 and then surpassed the Duckworth-Lewis target of 101 in the 19th over of a one-sided game in Dambulla. (Scorecard)

An hour-long rain interruption after Pakistan had slumped to 81-8 in the 26th over of the first session forced the umpires to reduce the game to 48-overs-a-side.

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