Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015
The 2nd ODI match of the series was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Wednesday, July 15 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Sri Lanka won this match by 2 wickets in the second last over of the match. The target was of 288 runs.
Kusal Perera has been chosen the Man of the Match for scoring 68 runs in 25 balls. He gave his team the strong start Sri Lanka needed at the time.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat and played well. Opener Azhar Ali scored 79 runs of 104 balls and gave a solid base to next players. Shoaib Malik (51) and Mohammad Rizwan (52) scored fifties and Pakistan team, in total scored 287 runs in 50 overs with the loss of 8 wickets. The target was of 288 runs, which was not less in any terms, but Sri Lanka managed to chase it somehow.
Pakistan Innings Score Card
Sri Lanka won the match with 11 balls and 2 wickets remaining. The game was in the control of hosts from the moment they started batting until last 10 overs by the time they lost all important wickets. Opener Kusal Perera scored the highest 68 runs in just 25 balls. Dinesh Chandimal (wk), who came at sixth position remained at the crease till the end and took the game back from the jaws of Pakistan.
Rahat Ali took 3 wickets for Pakistan.
Sri Lanka Innings Score Card