2 Aug 2009

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan again

4:17 pm on 2 August 2009

The Sri Lanka cricketers have cruised to a 2-nil series lead with a comfortable six-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second one-day international in Dambula.

Left arm pace bowler Thilan Thushara claimed three wickets as Sri Lanka bowled out Pakistan for a below-par 168 in 47 overs.

Sri Lanka made a shaky start, collapsing to 44 for three after the loss of Upul Tharanga (10), Sanath Jayasuriya (30) and Kumar Sangakkara (two), but eventually won with 6.2 overs to spare.

The hosts were guided home by middle order batsman Chamara Kapugedera, who top-scored with a stylish 67 not out from 97 balls with eight fours and one six.