Thisara Perera (right) © AFP
Thisara Perera (right) © AFP

Aug 26, 2014

Shahid Afridi was dismissed by Thisara Perera in the 41st over. He bowled a delivery wide outside the off-stump and he went for it but it went straight down the throat of Nuwan Kulasekara. He did not have to move an inch from where he was positioned. Pakistan are in serious trouble now. They still need 86 runs from 54 balls.

Earlier in the day, Perera and Angelo Mathews’s respective innings help Sri Lanka to set a challenging target of 310 runs against Pakistan in the 2nd One-Day International (ODI) at Hambantota on Tuesday. Sri Lanka recovered well after being reduced to 62/3 in the 11th over, as Mathews and Jayawradene’s 122 run stand helped them get back on track.