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Thisara Perera powers Sri Lanka to 7-wicket victory in series deciding ODI

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DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka - All-rounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday.

Perera grabbed 4-34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1 overs — Pakistan's second lowest ever ODI total against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's target was revised to 101 after rain intervened in between a flurry of Pakistan wickets and the match was cut to 48 overs a side.

Sri Lanka raced to 104-3 in 18.2 overs with Tillakaratne Dilshan scoring an unbeaten 50, raising his half century by hitting the winning boundary.

Pakistan's batsmen struggled throughout the month long tour during which Sri Lanka also whitewashed them 2-0 in the test series.

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