Yasir Shah has had good international success against Sri Lanka © AFP
Yasir Shah has had good international success against Sri Lanka © AFP

Sri Lanka and Pakistan lock horns in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Colombo. Pakistan displayed a clinical performance to defeat Sri Lanka by 135 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series in Colombo, thanks to solid top-order batting and Yasir Shah’s inspiring bowling spell. However, an outbreak of violence in the stands marred the lively cricketing display as play was subsequently suspended for half-an-hour before situation was brought under control by authorities. Catch live cricket scores and ball-by-ball updates from Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 4th ODI

The tourists posted a daunting 317-run target for Sri Lanka after opting to bat first. Ahmed Shehzad (44) and Azhar Ali (49) gave a promising start for the team as the duo shared a strong 93-run partnership for the opening wicket. Mohammad Hafeez, who was handed a one-year ban from bowling by the ICC, smacked a quick-fire 54, while Sarfraz Ahmed was the top scorer with 77. Shoaib Malik (42) and Mohammad Rizwan (35) then accelerated the scoreline as they remained unbeaten to help the team post a challenging total. In reply, Sri Lanka stuttered from the start of their innings as they lost wickets at regular wickets and were eventually bundled out for 181 in the 41.1 over. Lahiru Thirimanne was the top scorer for his side, with 56. Meanwhile, Yasir Shah continued his stellar form by claiming four wickets, and received substantial support from Anwar Ali and Imad Wasim, who took two wickets each. LIVE UPDATES: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 4th ODI, Colombo

With inputs from ANI.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusa lPerera, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, AshanPriyanjan, NuwanPradeep, ThisaraPerera, SurangaLakmal, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekuge Prasanna, Sachith Pathiran.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Mukhtar Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali.