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Sri Lanka wrap up ODI series 3-1

Sri Lanka wrap up ODI series 3-1

Sri Lanka won the 5 ODI series 3-1 with a victory in the final ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday night.

Pakistan rode on 50s from Imran Farhat and Umar Akmal to set Sri Lanka a target of 247/7 before reducing them to 138/6. But Angelo Mathews rallied with the lower order batsmen, taking SL to a sensational 2 wicket win in 49.4 overs. Mathews hit 80* off 76 b, Dinesh Chandimal had earlier chipped in with 54 to help keep SL in the chase as they ultimately posted 248/8.

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan ended the tournament as the third highest scorer and as SL’s second highest run getter with 158 runs in 4 innings at an average of 52.66.

Dilshan made scores of 5, 24 and 10 in three of the four ODIs but his 119* in the second ODI, the only ton in a series where batsmen found it hard to score easily, led SL’s turnaround. The third ODI, scheduled in Colombo, was washed out due to heavy rains.

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Congo SL..and a bigger and heartier CONGO to Dilshan!Keep it up bud...we all luv yew! :**
AwesomeRCB on 20 Jun 2012, 04:33 AM
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