10 Aug 2009

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

6:21 am on 10 August 2009

The Pakistani cricketers clinched a second consolation victory in the fifth and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo but the hosts still won the series 3-2.

Pakistan, who lost the first three games of the series in Dambulla, won by 132 runs after scoring an impressive 279 for eight, skipper Younus Khan leading from the front with 76 and Misbah-ul-Haq supporting with an undefeated 73.

New ball bowlers Naved-ul-Hasan and Mohammad Aamer then claimed four wickets each as Sri Lanka collapsed in front of a disappointed full house and were bowled out for 147 in 34.2 overs.

Sri Lanka rested spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and pace bowlers Thilan Thushara and Lasith Malinga.

Sri Lanka now prepare to take on New Zealand in 2 tests.