Hafeez, Ajmal guide Pakistan to series-clinching win
Mohammad Hafeez notched his third hundred of the series while off-spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbed four wickets to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the fourth one-day international yesterday.
Hafeez finished with 113 not out for his ninth one-day hundred as Pakistan knocked off their modest 226-run target in the 42nd over to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead ahead of tomorrow’s fifth and final match.
Pakistan restricted Sri Lanka to 225 all out in 48.5 overs with Ajmal and paceman Umar Gul sharing the spoils.
This becomes Pakistan's seventh one-day series win in the year -- their best-ever in a calendar year, beating the six series win record achieved in 2011.