11 Nov '11, 6pm

DTN Singapore: Cricket: Afridi stars as Pakistan thump Sri Lanka: DUBAI: Leg-spinner Shahid Afridi capped an exc...

DTN Singapore: Cricket: Afridi stars as Pakistan thump Sri Lanka: DUBAI: Leg-spinner Shahid Afridi capped an exc...

DUBAI: Leg-spinner Shahid Afridi capped an excellent return to international cricket with three wickets as Pakistan thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first day-night match on Friday. Afridi took 3-27 in his first match since returning from a six-month exile, helping Pakistan dismiss Sri Lanka for a paltry 131 in 40.3 overs before Younis Khan and Imran Farhat hit fifties to anchor the chase at Dubai stadium. Pakistan lost Mohammad Hafeez (five) in the second over of their innings but Farhat added 103 for the second wicket stand with Younis Khan (56 not out) to ensure a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Farhat hit leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna for his seventh boundary to reach his ninth one-day fifty but with only 17 needed he was trapped leg-before wicket by paceman Suranga Lakmal for 50. Younis, whose fifty was his 45th in one-dayers, took the team past the target...

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