PALLEKELE: A six wicket haul from Thisara Perera restricted Pakistan to 204 all out as they chased Sri Lanka’s total of 280 from the allotted 50 overs in the second one day international.
Pakistan, who had won the first match, looked to be on their way after opener Azhar Ali made 96. However, his departure signaled a late order collapse as Pakistan lost its last five wickets for mere 47 runs.
Earlier, Sri Lanka scored a challenging 280-4 after electing to bat against Pakistan in the second one-day international in Pallekele on Saturday.
Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan top-scored for Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 119, hitting one six and 11 fours in his 139-ball knock.
Pakistan lead 1-0 in the five-match series following their six-wicket win in the opening one-dayer on Thursday.
Pakistan made one change as they brought in debutant paceman Rahat Ali in place of injured Mohammad Sami, while Sri Lanka retained the side.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Rahat Ali.
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
TV umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)
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