Triumphant Sri Lanka
WORLD one-day champions Pakistan were comprehensively bundled out of the Champions' Trophy yesterday as Sri Lanka qualified to meet West Indies in Friday's final.
The buoyant Sri Lankans thrashed a depleted Pakistan side by eight wickets with 23.1 overs to spare, ensuring their place in the final on superior run-rate.
All three teams finished the round-robin section with two victories apiece, but West Indies and Sri Lanka advanced to the final with respective run rates of 5.17 and 5.05 per over, compared to Pakistan's 4.21.
Pakistan were always in deep trouble after being bowled out for a meagre 143 runs in 48.3 overs.