The series may be gone but Sri Lanka will look to salvage some pride by trying to win the last ODI between the two sides before the Test series begins. So that's it from all of us here today, do join for the final ODI on 27th December, 2013. Until then, it's good bye, take care!
Mohammad Hafeez was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant hundred. It's been a very good comeback for him after the poor series against South Africa.
This is the 7th ODI series win for Pakistan this year and how well have they played in this series! They have been comprehensive and outplayed Sri Lanka in all the departments of the game and take the series.
The players shake hands as Pakistan take the series 3-1! Hafeez once again continued his love affair with the Lankans as he scored his 9th ODI hundred to set up the chase. Shehzad and Maqsood contributed well with small knocks as Sharjeel was out early. Sri Lankan bowlers had no answers to the Pakistani batsmen. They bowled as many as eight bowlers but still could not save the series.
Tillakaratne Dilshan to Sohaib Maqsood
Pakistan win! Tossed up on leg, Maqsood takes a single to mid-wicket to win the match! PAKISTAN WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
Ashan Priyanjan to Mohammad Hafeez
On the off, Hafeez pushes it to covers.
Floated on middle, Hafeez plays it to covers.
Tossed up on off, Hafeez cuts it again straight to point. Just 1 run needed!
Floated outside off, Hafeez plays it point.
Tossed up on middle, Hafeez blocks it.
Floated on off, Hafeez defends it.
FIVE WIDES! Drifts it wide down the leg side, Hafeez lets it go, the keeper fumbles to collect as the ball races away to the fine leg fence. The umpire signals it five wides!
Priyanjan to bowl what may be the last over of the match!
Pakistan just need 6 runs to win the match and series!
FOUR! Poor fielding! Tossed up outside off, Maqsood punches it through covers for a boundary. The fielder in the deep misfields to allow the ball to go to the boundary.
Flat on off, Maqsood blocks it.
Tillakaratne Dilshan to Mohammad Hafeez
Floated on middle, Hafeez takes a single to mid-wicket.
Floated on off, Maqsood comes down the track and takes a single. 100-run stand between these two!
FOUR BYES! Floated outside off, Maqsood misses his drive. Sangakkara fails to collect as the ball goes under his legs through to the fine leg fence. The umpire signals it four byes.
Tossed up on middle, Hafeez turns it to leg side for a single.