18, June 2012 (Cricturf): Sri Lanka vs Pakistans Final ODI playing at R Premadasa International Stadium today (18). Sri Lanka made one change by replacing All Rounder Jeewan Mendis for Sajeewa Weerakoon. Sri Lanka entering to the Final 5th ODI with hope of winning a ODI series after a while. Sri Lanka won their Last series against Pakistna in 2009 in Sri Lanka.
Younis Khan wasn't perform well in last 4 matches and his lack of performance may lead Pakistan Selectors to replace him with youn Farhath.
Pakistan today pariticipating with two changes, their premier bowler Saeed Ajmal replaced with MOhommad Sami & Younis Khan replaced with Imran Farhath to strenthn Batting.
The inclement of weather suppose to play a major role in the game today, It rained in Colombo From the last night and stopped raining about 1 hour ago for Match beginning. If the match interrupted by rain the match will continue on following day.
Pakistan Captain Mishbah Ul Haq won the toss and eleceted to bat. Lasith Malinga openned bowling for Sri Lanka with a maiden over.
Pakistan Post a score of 247 for7 With help of Imran Farhath 56, Umar Akmal 55, Asad Shafiq 38
Jeewan Mendis 30/2, Kulasekara 53/2
Sri Lanka bowlers managed to restrict Pakistans batting. Pakistans Predicted score was 260+ at one stage.
In Reply Sri Lanka lost their openers Dilshan for 10 and Tharanga for 2 both wickets got by Suhail Tanvir bowled.
Kumar Sangakkara and Chandimal build a firm partnership of 76 Runs for 3rd wicket. Kumar Sangakkara stummped at a critical stage of the match for 40 runs and Mahela followed him without scoring. Both Sangakkara's & Mahela's Wickets picked by Shahid Afridi.
Chandimal scored his 8th half century today and gone as 5th wicket at the score of 135.
Lahiru Thirimanne run out for 11. Angelo Mathews and Jeewan Mendis open the game for Sri Lanka's end with a aggressive partnership and Mendis gone as 8th wicket after 37 Runs partnership. Angelo Mathews scored his 10th half century.
Sri Lanka needed 15 runs in Final over and Angelo Mathews end the game in Style with 1 Wd 2, 6, 2, 4
Mathews Scored 80 runs in 76 balls with 4x4 and 2x6s..
Sri Lanka won the Series 3-1 against Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the 1st Series win after the World cup.