Sri Lanka thrashed Pakistan by a huge margin of 234 runs in the third and decisive One-Day International in Lahore on Saturday.
This now ranks among the biggest defeats in One-Day Internationals history. In fact this is the second biggest margin of defeat if we exclude matches against associate countries.
Spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took his 500th wicket in one-day internationals.
Muralitharan picked up the last wicket, that of Sohail Khan, to become only the second bowler to take 500 one-day wickets.
He now needs another three to overhaul Pakistan's Wasim Akram and become the highest wicket-taker in one-dayers. He is already the highest wicket-taker in Tests with 769 victims.
Muralitharan, who made his one-day debut against India in 1993, has 10 times taken five wickets in a match in a 323-match career.Biggest wins in One-Day Internationals
|245 runs ||SL||Ind||Sharjah||2000-01|
|234 runs||SL ||Pak||Lahore ||2008-09 |
|233 runs ||Pak||Ban||Dhaka||1999-00|
|232 runs||Aus||SL ||Adelaide ||1984-85|
|224 runs||Aus||Pak||Nairobi Gym ||2002|
|217 runs||Pak||SL ||Sharjah||2001-02|
|215 runs ||Aus||NZ||St.George's||2006-07|
|209 runs||SA||WI||Cape Town ||2003-04|
|208 runs||Aus||Ind||Sydney ||2003-04|
|206 runs||NZ||Aus ||Adelaide ||1985-86 |
|202 runs ||Eng ||Ind||Lord's||1975|
|200 runs||Ind||Ban||Dhaka||2002-03 |
Dilshan (137 not out off 139 balls) registered his highest ever score - his second ODI hundred. His first hundred (117 not out)was against Netherlands at Amstelveen on July 4, 2006. His innings is the highest score by a batsman against Pakistan at Lahore, eclipsing Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya's 134 not out on November 5, 1997.