4 Jun 2012

Pakistan level T20 series v Sri Lanka

12:02 pm on 4 June 2012

Shahid Afridi's superb all-round performance helped Pakistan post an easy 23-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international and level the series 1-1.

Sri Lanka were shot out for 99 as they collapsed, their lowest Twenty20 total against Pakistan, after restricting the tourists to 6-122 in Hambantota.

Afridi was the star in a low-scoring match, hammering a 33-ball 52 not out and then grabbing two wickets for 17 runs in his four tight overs.

Afridi, who becomes the first player to appear in 50 Twenty20 internationals, hit one six and five fours in his fourth half-century.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will now play a five-match one-day series, starting in Pallekele on Thursday.