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Pakistan won by 52 runs.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

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T20 victory sees Pakistan end Sri Lanka tour on positive note

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Twenty20 international
Pakistan 172-5 (S Afridi 50) v Sri Lanka 120 (S Ajmal 3-18, Naved ul Hasan 3-19)
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 52 runs

Pakistan clinched a 52-run victory over Sri Lanka in a one-off Twenty20 international to finish their losing tour on a high on Wednesday.

Pakistan, who lost the Test series 2-0 and the one-day series 3-2, dominated the match, with skipper Shahid Afridi guiding his team to a competitive 172 for five in 20 overs.

Sri Lanka, cheered on by a capacity crowd in Colombo, stayed in contention until skipper Kumar Sangakkara was bowled by off spinner Saeed Ajmal for 38 from 31 balls.

The fall of Sangakkara triggered a middle-order collapse as the run rate rocketed, the hosts losing four wickets for 15 runs before being bowled out for 120 in 18.1 overs.

Ajmal was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, claiming three for 18 from his four overs, while fast bowler Naved ul Hasan took three for 19 from his 3.1 overs.

Match Details

12th Aug 2009
Colombo (RPS)
E A R de Silva and T H Wijewardene

sri lanka BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Udawatte lbw b Naved-ul-Hasan 11
Jayasuriya c Akmal b M Amir 23
Jayawardene c Razzaq b Anjum 12
Sangakkara b Ajmal 38
Kapugedera c Naved-ul-Hasan b Afridi 10
Mathews run out 9
Kandamby c Nazir b Ajmal 2
Kulasekara b Naved-ul-Hasan 1
Muralitharan c Akmal b Ajmal 1
Thushara b Naved-ul-Hasan 3
Malinga not out 0
Extras 1nb, 3w, 6lb 10
Total All out, 18.1 Overs 120
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
M Amir 3 0 22 1
Naved-ul-Hasan 3.1 0 19 3
Anjum 4 0 34 1
Ajmal 4 0 18 3
Afridi 4 0 21 1
Full Bowling Card