Sri Lanka win fifth one-dayer, Pakistan take series 3-2

AFP| Updated: Dec 28, 2013, 02:51 AM IST

Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka pulled off a sensational two-wicket win in the fifth and final day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday, but Pakistan still claimed the series, 3-2.

Sri Lanka nervously chased a modest 233-run target with Dinesh Chandimal hitting an unbeaten 64 as Sri Lanka won in 49.4 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

For Pakistan, Misbah-ul Haq top-scored with 51 while Mohammad Hafeez and Anwar Ali scored 41 each.

Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga took 4-57.

Pakistan won the first, third and fourth matches while Sri Lanka won the second match.

The two teams will now play three Tests, the first starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday.