Angelo Mathews hammered a brisk 80 not out as Sri Lanka posted a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo yesterday to clinch the series 3-1.
Mathews smashed two sixes and four boundaries in his 76-ball knock to help his team achieve a 248-run target with two balls to spare in the day-night match.
Dinesh Chandimal was the other main scorer for Sri Lanka with 54.
Paceman Sohail Tanvir bagged three wickets and leg-spinner Shahid Afridi two to reduce Sri Lanka to 138-6 before Mathews received valuable support from Jeevan Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara to steer his team home.
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena spoke to the media at the conclusion of the game last night.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Captain Misbah-Ul-Haq also expressed his views about his team’s performance in this series.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan will now play a three-Test series, starting in Galle on Friday.