Sri Lanka beats Pakistan in second Twenty20

Sri Lanka beats Pakistan in second Twenty20

Sri Lanka beats Pakistan in second Twenty20

Written by Staff Writer

14 Dec, 2013 | 7:38 am

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 24 runs in an exciting finish to the second Twenty20 international in Dubai on Friday to level the two-match series at 1-1.

Openers Kusal Perera hit a career best 59-ball 84 while Tillakaratne Dilshan made a 33-ball 48 to guide Sri Lanka to 211-3 in their allotted 20 overs after they were sent into bat at Dubai stadium.

Kumar Sangakkara hit a rapid 21-ball 44 as Sri Lanka managed the highest total against Pakistan in all Twenty20 cricket.

Pakistan tried valiantly and despite Sharjeel Khan s 50 they slumped from 83-3 to 85-7 in the space of just seven balls and were dismissed for 187 in 19.2 overs.

Sohail Tanvir made a 26-ball 41 and added a world record 63 runs for the ninth wicket with Saeed Ajmal (20) but the target proved beyond Pakistan s reach.

Sachitra Senanayake chipped in with 3-27.

Pakistan won the first match by three wickets , also played in Dubai on Wednesday.


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