Dilshan, Perera spur SL to victory

Allrounder Thisara Perera claimed career-best figures of 6-44 to help hosts Sri Lanka comfortably beat Pakistan by 76 runs in the second one-day international and square the series 1-1 at Pallekele International Stadium on Saturday. 

After opener Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed his 13th one-day century, Perera ripped through the Pakistan batting lineup. Set a target of 281 to go 2-0 up in the series, Pakistan was moving along nicely at 127-2 in the 30th over.

Perera then trapped captain Misbah-ul-Haq leg before wicket for 27 and that triggered a collapse as Pakistan was bowled out for 204 in the 47th over. Earlier Dilshan carried his bat through for his second century against Pakistan. His unbeaten 119, his third century in ODIs this year, came off 138 deliveries with 11 fours and a six.
Score Board 

Tharanga c Sarfraz b Tanvir18
Dilshan (not out)119
Sangakkara c & b Hafeez18
Chandimal lbw Afridi32
Jayawardene b Ajmal53
Perera (not out)24
Extras (B-1, LB-7, W-7, NB-1)16
Total (for 4 wkts, 50 overs)280
Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-84, 3-154, 4-240.
Bowling: Gul 9-0-58-0, Tanvir 9-1-51-1, Afridi 10-0-50-1, Rahat 4-0-34-0, Ajmal 10-0-49-1, Hafeez 8-1-30-1.


Hafeez c&b Perera14
Azhar b Kulasekara96
Younis c Sangakkara b Perera4
Misbah lbw Perera27
Umar c Sangakkara b Perera3
Afridi c Sangakkara b Malinga17
Sarfraz lbw Kulasekara20
Tanvir c Tharanga b Perera3
Gul lbw Perera14
Ajmal c Sangakkara b Malinga4
Ali (not out)0
Extras (LB-2)2
Total (for all out; 46.2 overs)204
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-78, 3-127, 4-139, 5-157, 6-165, 7-170, 8-197, 9-204. 
Bowling: Kulasekara 8.2-1-33-2, Malinga 8-1-40-2, Mathews 10-0-48-0, Perera 10-0-44-6, Herath 10-1-37-0.  
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