Wednesday 13 July 2011 

Sri Lanka End Tour With Thumping Win

Sri Lanka End Tour With Thumping Win
Sri Lanka End Tour With Thumping Win
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Sri Lanka 284-7 (Jayawardene 64, Karunaratne 60) beat
Scotland 101 (Malinga 5-30) by 183 runs
Tri-Series One-Day International, Edinburgh

Lasith Malinga's third five-wicket haul in One-Day International cricket and a maiden half-century from Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka crush Scotland by 183 runs in Edinburgh.

The match brought Scotland crashing back down to earth after they had scored an impressive five-wicket win over Ireland one day earlier but they were no match for the Sri Lankans.

Karunaratne hit 60 and opening partner Mahela Jayawardene 64 to set up Sri Lanka's score of 284 for seven before Scotland were disappointingly bowled out for just 101 in reply.

Malinga, who had earlier blasted an unbeaten 32 in 15 balls to give his side's innings late momentum, returned five for 30 while Dammika Prasad, with whom he shared the new ball, took three for 18.

Only three players - Kyle Coetzer (10), Josh Davey (17) and Majid Haq (34) - reached double figures as the home side were comprehensively outclassed as Tissara Perera and Ajantha Mendis also took a wicket apiece.

Aiding Malinga in Sri Lanka's late charge with the bat was Jeevan Mendis, who thumped 34 not out in 26 balls.

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