New Delhi: Pakistan got over their bilateral ODI series hangover after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 95 off 90 balls to help his side thrash a below-par Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth one-day match in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch the five-match series.
This was a huge win for Pakistan after their 0-3 loss against Bangladesh earlier in ODIs. Mohammad Hafeez chipped in with 70 as the tourists surpassed Sri Lanka`s 256-9 in the 41st over at the Premadasa stadium to take a decisive 3-1 lead in the series.
The series win kept Azhar Ali`s Pakistan in contention for a place in the eight-nation Champions Trophy in England in 2017.
— ICC (@ICC) July 22, 2015
Here are the reactions from players on the team's success on social micro-blogging site, Twitter.
This series win is the Eid gift to the people Pakistan from Pakistan cricket team. love u all and stay blessed
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) July 22, 2015
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) July 22, 2015
@REALsaeedajmal: Congratulations to Team Pakistan, a fantastic win, great performance
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) July 22, 2015
Congratulation to all Pakistan fans & supporters 2 win this important series & well done to all team mates..stay together & keep winning..
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 22, 2015
Alhumdulillah for this comprehensive series win. Proud and honored to be a part of #TeamPakistan
— yasir shah official (@Shah64Y) July 22, 2015
— shan masood (@shani_official) July 22, 2015
— Yasir Hameed (@Yasir_HameedQ) July 22, 2015
— Sharjeel khan (@SharjeelLeo14) July 22, 2015
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 22, 2015
Congratulations team Pakistan for winning the series... well done to Ahmed Shehzad for wonderful knock and to Irfan for his bowling...
— Junaid Khan83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) July 22, 2015