PALLEKELE – Pakistan team set a handsome target of 288 runs coutesy ShiabMalik and Rizwan’s aggressive batting at Pallekele on Wednesday.
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.
Azhar Ali said that Pitch was looking good for batting and we would try to put big score on board and put Sri Lanka under preesure in the second innings.
Pakistan had won the first match of series by six wickets and lead the five match series 1-0.
Azhar Ali said that we would try to extend the winning momentum by playing positive cricket.
Sri Lanka skipper, Angelo Mathews aimed to restrict Pakistan under 270.