14 Dec 2013

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in T20

5:44 pm on 14 December 2013

Sri Lanka retained their status as the world's top Twenty20 cricket team by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in the second game in Dubai.

The win also levelled the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by three wickets on Thursday.

The series draw kept Sri Lanka at No.1 in the T20 rankings, shattering Pakistan's hopes of claiming the top spot in any form of the game for the first time.

Chasing a daunting 212-run target, Pakistan finished at 187 in 19 overs and two balls.