Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 135 runs in the third One Day International of the series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Batting first, visitors posted a par above score of 316 for four, thanks mainly
Sri Lanka chased down the target of 287 runs posted by Pakistan with 2 wickets in hand and 11 balls to go at Pallekele. Kusal Perera threatened Pakistan to finish the game very early but his dismissal brought a massive collapse in Sri Lankan batting order.
Pakistan did not go into the Test series against Sri Lanka as favourites. This was specifically because they had not won a Test series in Sri Lanka in nearly a decade. But, it must be said they put up a fantastic performance to pull off a memorable series triumph.
Brilliant centuries from the past and future of Pakistan cricket -- Younis Khan and Shan Masood put Pakistan in an eminently capable position of winning the third Test at Pallekele, and in the process, clinching the Test series as well