Sri Lanka failed in all three departments of the game against a determined Pakistan squad. The result was a bonus point for the victors while Mahela Jayawardena's side were shown where the exit is. A look (AFP images)
It was a bad start from the beginning. Jayawardena (12) was the first to fall and was closely followed by Tillkaratne Dilshan (20) despite his four boundaries.
Cheema managed to claim the wicket of Sangakkara (71) to put Sri Lanka in a state of misery from which recovery was close to impossible.
Saeed Ajmal was the other success for Pakistan with the ball. He claimed three wickets for his side.
Suranga Lakmal gave his side a chance once the chase began. He removed Nasir Jamshed (18) and Younis Khan (2) in a hurry.
Misbah led the charge in the initial stages and kept the score ticking. His occasional boundaries were sublime as well. He completed his fifty off 78 balls.
Though dropped on 46 at the other end, Akmal's innings was no less majestic. He struck seven boundaries and two sixes in his innings worth 77.
Farveez Maharoof eventually sent Akmal back but with four required, the Pakistani skipper (L) eased his team to a win with 10.1 overs to spare.
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