Pakistan rout Sri Lanka by 135 runs, take 2-1 lead. COLOMBO: Bright display in the field after a first class performance gave Pakistan batting Sunday a massive victory in Sri Lanka 135 runs and a 2-1 lead in the five match ODI series at the Premadasa Stadium here. Tourists crowded the highest total in the series until 316-4 after electing to bat and then bowled Sri Lanka by 181. Pak vs Sl 3rd ODI Prediction
Pakistan rout Sri Lanka by 135 runs, take 2-1 lead
The match was interrupted for 30 minutes in the second session when the stones thrown from outside the stadium landed in the countryside near a Pakistani gardener. Earlier, the worthy contributions of higher order of Pakistan with two half centuries by Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez hosts helped them set Sri Lanka a challenge
Blank 317 in the third ODI. Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz scored 77 in 74 balls with seven fours and Hafeez road – which has been banned for having a suspect bowling action for the second time – made 54 in 64 deliveries with 4 fours. After choosing to bat first on winning the toss, Pakistan scored 316-4 in their full 50 overs. Geo Tv
Ahmed Shehzad (44) and captain Azhar Ali (49) put on 93 runs opening stand before the brilliant batting display by Sarfraz and Hafeez. Later, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Rizwan took advantage of a solid foundation provided by the first four Pakistani batsmen to cross the mark of 300 races. Malik scored unbeaten 42 off 29 with five fours while young Rizwan not left out in 35 of 22 with two fours and a six. Sarfraz Ahmed was given the man of the match award for his brilliant batting display.