Friday, 13 December 2013

2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan and Retain Their No. 1 Ranking

Sri Lanka won by 24 runs against Pakistan in the 2nd T20 Cricket Match Played at Dubai on December 13, 2013. Kusal Perera (84) and Sachitra Senanayake (3/27) helped Sri Lanka win the 2nd T20I by 24 runs and retain their No. 1 ranking.

Sri Lanka 211 for 3 (Perera 84, Dilshan 48, Sangakkara 44*)
Pakistan 187 (Sharjeel 50, Senanayake 3-27)
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Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match for his superb innings of 84.
Shahid Afridi is the Man of the Series for his all-round effort.

Superb effort from Sri Lanka. Dilshan got them off to a fiery start, Prasanna chipped in with a few lusty blows before Sangakkara put the icing on the cake. In between Perera batted for the entire period to make 84.

An excellent comeback from Sri Lanka has helped them to retain their No.1 ranking in T20Is. After being put in by Hafeez, they went off to a cracking start and the partnership between Perera and Sanga changed the course of the game and they ended up posting a mammoth total. Chasing a huge score, Pakistan got off to a poor start losing Shehzad early and rest of the batsmen failed to stitch an useful stand and at one stage they were precariously placed at 121/8, but a fighting stand of 63 for the 9th wicket between Tanvir and Ajmal brought some hope for the home team, but Sri Lanka fought back to snare the remaining 2 wickets.


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