20 Nov 2011

Pakistan take third game in Dubai

12:55 pm on 20 November 2011

Mahela Jayawardene became the ninth batsman to pass 10,000 runs in one-day cricket internationals but could not prevent Sri Lanka losing to Pakistan in the third game of their five-match series at the Dubai International Stadium.

Pakistan won by 21 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after compiling 257 for eight and bowling out Sri Lanka for 236 in 48.5 overs.

The 34-year-old Jayawardene, batting at number five, made 17 as off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and seamer Umar Gul ran through the Sri Lanka card with three wickets apiece.

Sharjah hosts the fourth match on Monday.