Sri Lanka Level the test series by beating Pakistan badly

COLOMBO (Monday, June 29, 2015) – Today Sri Lanka Level the test series by beating Pakistan badly .  Dimuth Karunaratne hit fifty off fifty six balls as state trounced Asian nation by seven wickets within the second check in Colombo on Mon to face the three-match series 1-1.

Chasing 153 to win, the hosts created lightweight of a delayed begin of half-hour owing to a wetparcel of land and raced to finish in twenty six.3 overs before lunch on the fifth and final day at the P. Sara Oval.

Karunaratne and skipper Angelo Mathews more a brisk seventy {two} for the third wicket when two wickets had fallen with the score on forty nine to boost Asian nation s hopes.

Mathews remained undefeated on forty three, sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of thirty two with Lahiru Thirimanne, WHO hit the winning boundary off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

The win terminated state s three-match run at the P. Sara Oval and created a doubtless thrilling finale once the third check opens at the Pallekele sports stadium close to the favored hill resort ofKandy on Fri. Kithuruwan Vithanage, promoted to open the batting in situ of Kaushal woodland, smashed four boundaries associated 2 sixes in an aggressive thirty four off twenty three balls.

The left-hander contributed a serious share of the 49-run gap stand with Karunaratne, once Asian nation hit back with 2 wickets off consecutive balls. Vithanage holed move into the deep off the last ball of left-arm spinner Zulfiqar character s second over when placing 2 sixes earlier within the over.

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara, taking part in his last matched game against Asian nation, fell to the primary delivery he visaged, caught at short-leg by Azhar Ali off Yasir.

Sangakkara, 37, check cricket s leading current run-getter, aforesaid on Sabbatum he can seem in exactly the primary 2 Tests against Asian nation and play 2 additional against Asian country in August before retiring from the international game. The exact dates and venues for the three-Test series against Pakistan haven’t however beendeclared.

Karunaratne had hit four boundaries once he was leg-before to Yasir with thirty two runs still requiredfor finish, however vice-captain Thirimanne partnered his skipper to a facile win. Pakistan uncomprehensible the services of their pace spearhead Wahab Riaz who suffered acapillary fracture on the paw whereas batting on the primary day and has been dominated out forthe remainder of the series. Yasir finished with 2 for fifty five and character took one for forty two.