Pakistan cricket team fell short of 78 runs to reach the victory target of 311 against Sri Lanka in the second One Day International on August 26, 2014 at Hambantota. The three matches series is leveled now at 1-1.
Pakistan cricket team was all out with 233 on the scoreboard and could only play 43.5 overs of allotted 50 overs. Sri Lanka piled up 310 for the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of 50 overs playing first.
After the match, Pakistan team captain Misbah ul Haq said, “We had them six down and just needed one more wicket but we couldn’t get it.” He further said that the absence of Ajmal allowed Sri Lanka to score a target which could not achieved due to the lethal bowling of the Sri Lanka bowlers.
Thisara Perera who scored 65 runs in 36 balls and claimed 3 wickets for 19 runs was declared man of the match.
Pakistan cricket team had a spectacular start due to Mohammad Hafeez who scored 62 but the Sri Lankan spinners put the brakes on Pakistan cricketers. Pakistan lost the match after losing three quick wickets.
The one day international was originally scheduled to be played in Colombo on Wednesday, but officials were forced to change the venue and game schedule due to heavy rains in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.