Dambulla: Pakistan succumbed to their lowest ODI score in five years as a pathetic 102 all out helped Sri Lanka claim a seven-wicket victory in the series decider here on Saturday.
Sri Lanka pacer Thisara Perera (centre) celebrates with teammates the wicket of Umar Akmal on Saturday. He finished with 4-34. Pic/AFP
The tourists were badly let down by their batsmen as they were dismissed for their worst total in Sri Lanka in 32.1 overs, with just three batsmen reaching double figures and only Fawad Alam showing any sort of resolve in his 38 not out.
Thisara Perera took four lower-order wickets but Pakistan's batsmen only had themselves to blame for their calamity before Sri Lanka comfortably knocked off the runs with a whopping 178 balls to spare, thanks to Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 50, as they clinched the series 2-1.
Heavy rain meant the contest was reduced to 48 overs per side and Sri Lanka's victory target narrowed down to 101.