PALLEKELE – Sri Lankan opener gave flying start to his team in the second One Day International match of five match series against Pakistan on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan team scored 54 runs in just 4 overs courtesy Perera’s great batting. He scored back to back boundaries to Pakistani fast bowlers including tally fast bowler Mohammad Irfan.
Batting first Pakistan team put 287 runs one board. Skipper of Pakistan cricket team scored 79 runs in the second One Day International match of the five series. Azhar Ali remain top scorer for his side.
Ahmed Shehzad left the cease just after scoring 30 runs. Shoaib Malik also scored fifty in quick time. In last session of game, young batsman Mohammad Rizwan played a great inning and turned the game for Pakistan.
He scored fifty in just 36 balls. Rizwan out for 52 runs.
Pathirana sent back two batsmen to pavilion. Mathews took one wicket. Malinga also garbed two wickets.
Earlier, Pakistan’s One Day team captain, Azhar Ali, has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second ODI of the five match series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.