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
|Margin ||Winner ||Loser ||Venue ||Season |
|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.