Mahela opens with ton, secures series win: 3rd ODI (Dambulla)
Mahela Jayawardene 123 hit his first oneday century in two years as Sri Lanka smashed Pakistan by six wickets to grab an unbeatable 30 lead in the fivematch series. He opened the innings and put on 202 with Upul Tharanga 76 as the hosts cruised past Pakistan's challenging 8288 in the 47th over of the highscoring match. Earlier an improved batting display by Pakistan in which teenager Umar Akmal stroked 66 off 65 balls saw them total a competitive 2888. 3rd ODI Dambulla. Aug 2009.