LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Sri Lanka inflicted Pakistan’s heaviest defeat in a limited-overs international on Saturday, winning by 234 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Nuwan Kulasekera claimed 3-17 and Thilan Thushara 3-33 to bowl out Pakistan in just 22.5 overs for its fourth-lowest total of 75.
Pakistan’s previous biggest defeat - in terms of runs - was a 224-run loss to Australia in 2002 at Nairobi, Kenya.
Pakistan slumped to 18-6 in the ninth over before Gul hit 27 to save the team from recording its lowest total.
Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan became the only second bowler after former Pakistan quick Wasim Akram (502) to take 500 ODI wickets, finishing with 2-2.
Pakistan won the first match in Karachi by eight wickets before Sri Lanka leveled the series by winning the second by 129 runs.