New Delhi: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
|224 runs||Aus||Pak||Nairobi Gym||2002|
|209 runs||SA||WI||Cape Town||2003-04|
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.