Sri Lanka. Perpetual underdogs. Perpetual over-achievers. They have never entered a World Cup as title favorites. They have never entered a World Cup with the best batting or the best bowling line-ups. Their run-ups to most World Cups isn't smooth either.
Kumar Sangakkara notched up a fluent hundred as Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a vital fifty to bestow Sri Lanka a 34-run consolatory win in the final ODI of the seven match series conquered 4-2 by New Zealand.
Javeria Khan scored a national record 133 not out as Pakistan Women chased down 245 to beat Sri Lanka Women by seven wickets in the third One-Day International in Sharjah and clinch a 3-0 series clean sweep.