Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the third ODI!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
November 19, 2011 5:11am CST
Pakistan came back in the ODI series with a good win in the third ODI. Now they have taken up a 2-1 lead in this series. The win was setup by a good 150 run opening partnership by Hafeez and Imran Farhat with the former scoring 83 and the latter scoring 70. Though Pakistan failed to kick on in the end, they ended up with a combative 257 on the board. Chasing this Sangakarra and Dilshan seemed to have set the match up for Sri Lanka. But a stupid run out of Sangakarra let the Pakistanis back in the match. Good bowling by the Pakistani spinners then sealed the match with the Lankans being bowled out for 236 to win by 21 runs. So the series now tilts back in favor of Pakistan team. Cheers! Ram
6 responses
@narthan (326)
• India
19 Nov 11
I am praying for Sri-lanka to win this match. All the best to srilanka
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
Sri Lanka lost the match. Pakistan won the match by 21 runs in the end. The spinners did the job for Pakistan. Cheers! Ram
@narthan (326)
• India
19 Nov 11
Thank you for updating Ram! Hope it was a bad day for Srilanka :-( Regards
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• India
19 Nov 11
Still there is chances for them too have a great come back in the series. The next match will be on Sunday.
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@pratik87 (1928)
• India
19 Nov 11
i think slinga malinga will do some magaic in the rest of the series and srilanka will win.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
I think both teams have shown inconsistency. As soon as one team gets ahead, the other team is struggling to compete. Pakistan won the first match easily, but both the other matches, the teams have struggled to chase!! Cheers! Ram
20 Nov 11
i think Sri Lanka will come back strongly for the next match. i hope dilshan will play ond good innings. thanks
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
20 Nov 11
Dilshan showed some signs of returning back to form with a good innings in the 3rd ODI. But he needs more support from others. And Sri Lanka definitely has to improve their running between wickets. Cheers! Ram
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
19 Nov 11
Sri Lanka were cruising very well towards the modest target of 258 st by Pakistan. They were on course scoring about 5 runs an over until 35th over. They lost their way during batting power play taken after 35th over. They scored only 19 runs and lost 2 good wickets Jayawardene and Chandimal during this period. They required 72 runs in final ten overs with only Mathews as a recognized batsman. They could manage only 236 at the end giving Pakistan victory by 21 runs.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
I think the turning point of the match was the run out of Sangakarra. He and Dilshan seemed to be in control of the match. But after the run out, Pakistan came back into the match and went on to win it. Cheers! Ram
• India
19 Nov 11
Yes, it is a great come back by Pakistan. They were just superb in the last match. Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul picked up three wickets each and Mohammad Hafeez was the man of the match for his good batting performance.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
I think on the balance of teams, I think Pakistani team is more balanced. Sri Lankan team is rebuilding it's bowling line up. So there is still a lot of consistency issues in the team just yet. Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Nov 11
Ya pakistan come back with the win i'm 3rd odi. But the series is still open, and srilanka may also come back with a win in next match. 250+ was a good target no that pitch and as you said its the opening partnership set the card for pakistan. Pakistan is my looking like a well balanced team in odi.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
This is really an up and down series. Both teams seem to be equally balanced. And whoever is better will end up winning the series. Cheers! Ram
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
19 Nov 11
Oho ! I remember having supported Sri Lanka. But now Pakistan has got the series. Let the deserving team win. Pakistan deserves. In cricket tilting in favour or against happens when one player like sangakarra gets out.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
There are still two matches in the series. This seems to be an up and down series. So now Pakistan leads by 2-1 in the series with 2 more matches to go. Cheers! Ram