So that's it from all of us here for the T20I series, do make sure you join us for the start of the five-match ODI series starting with the first ODI on 18th December 2013. Till then it's good bye, take care.
Kusal Perera was adjudged the Man of the Match for his fantastic knock! He said he is happy with his contribution to the team for a crucial win. It was his innings which provided Sri Lanka the impetus to post a big total. Shahid Afridi was adjudged the Man of the Series. Mohammad Hafeez and Dinesh Chandimal share the trophy.
Sri Lanka finish the T20I series on a high as they retain the number one ranking with a victory and draw the series 1-1. Overall, a good comeback by them after losing the first match. Pakistan will rue bowling badly in the second match which cost them the series. Both teams will now be looking to work on the small chinks before the World Twenty20.
A comprehensive win for Sri Lanka as they win the match by 24 runs and level the T20I series. Pakistan came out with a positive intent in the chase but kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Sharjeel hit his maiden T20I fifty but couldn't carry on. Afridi played his shots before he was dismissed thanks to a brilliant catch from Sangakkara. Tanvir and Ajmal had an entertaining stand of 63-runs but could not push Pakistan past the finish line.
Nuwan Kulasekara to Saeed Ajmal
OUT! Sri Lanka win by 24 runs! Kulasekara bowled it full and on the stumps, Ajmal misses his heave and is struck in front of the stumps. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger to rule him out! Well deserved victory for Sri Lanka!
WIDE! Bowls it short on middle, Ajmal lets it go over it. The umpire signals wide for the height!
Nuwan Kulasekara to
Fuller on the stumps, Usman takes a single to the leg side.
Lasith Malinga to
Fuller on the pads, Usman gets off the mark with a single to the leg side.
Fuller outside leg, Usman looks to back away and hit through the off side but is beaten.
Usman Khan to bat now.
Lasith Malinga to Sohail Tanvir
OUT! Tanvir is gone! Full toss outside off, Tanvir looks to heave it across the line, gets a leading edge towards point who completes the catch. The third umpire referred for the no ball but he confirms that Malinga's front foot was behind the line. End of a fighting knock from Tanvir!
Tanvir is out caught! Umpire checking for a front foot no ball!
Fuller on the stumps, Tanvir plays it back to the bowler.
Yorker outside off, Tanvir looks to squeeze it past covers but is beaten for pace.
WIDE! Full but very wide outside off, Tanvir lets it go. The umpire signals it wide.
Fuller outside off, Tanvir looks to sweep but is beaten.
Thisara Perera to Saeed Ajmal
Full toss on leg, Ajmal paddles it toward fine leg and comes back for the second.
SIX! Bang! Slower ball on middle and leg, Ajmal picks it up and swings it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
Thisara Perera to Sohail Tanvir
Length ball on middle, Tanvir lofts it down the ground for a single.
Full toss on middle and leg, Tanvir turns it toward fine leg and comes back for the second.