Sri Lanka levelled the ODI series with Pakistan by well chasing down 288 for success in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. Pakistan’s total looked an imposing one, but they had not piled on Kusal Perera bludgeoning a stunning halfcentury, which set the stand for the home side to secure a two wicket win. Pakistan, who eased home in the first ODI of the series, made a careful start with the bat after winning the toss.
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Angelo Mathews bowled with consistent accuracy to keep the Pakistan openers on a tight leash. After being tied down by the seamers for the best part of 14 overs, Ahmed Shehzad attempted to slog debutant spinner Sachith Pathiranaout of the park but only prospered in edging the ball into his stumps.
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Shehzad’s opening partner Azhar Ali also struggled early on, and he saw Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam depart, but he found a partner in Shoaib Malik, and they put on a welcome 83 runs. Both Malik and Ali departed in quick succession, but their partnership injected momentum.Watch Online Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Cricket Highlights.
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Mohammad Rizwan and Anwar Ali to launch an bout in the latter stages of the innings. The normally ultra reliable Lasith Malinga was punished in the closing stages, the 47th over went for 20, while Sri Lanka’s fielding also fell below their high standards as Pakistan posted 287 for eight in their 50 overs.Kusal Perera set about the chase with relish and irritating his way to the second fastest fifty in ODI history, in 17 balls, to give Sri Lanka a platform. Watch Online Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Cricket Highlights.