Cricket: Wasim lands one-day record

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WASIM AKRAM became the leading wicket-taker in one-day international cricket when he added three more victims to his tally as Pakistan wrapped up a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka with a 27- run win in Colombo yesterday.

In a morale-boosting performance before the start of the third Test in Kandy tomorrow, Pakistan's bowlers proved too strong for Sri Lanka, who were all out for 160 in the 49th over. Earlier, though, Pakistan had appeared none too impressive as they were dimissed for 187 in 49.5 overs after being put in.

In spite of a fine half-century from the opener Roshan Mahanama, the home side lost their last six wickets for 21 runs after failing to counter the pace of Wasim and Waqar Younis, who finished with three wickets apiece. it was Younis who received the man of the match award after he had triggered a middle-order collapse with three wickets in 10 balls.

Wasim, meanwhile, ended the match when he had Sri Lanka's Pramodya Wickramasinghe caught behind off the first ball of the 49th over. He had captured the world record when removing Sanath Jayasuriya leg before for a duck with his fourth ball.

The 28-year-old left-arm fast bowler overtook the Indian all- rounder Kapil Dev's one-day haul of 251 wickets to finish the day with 254 wickets from a total of 174 matches. Kapil achieved his feat in 220 matches. However, the record of Wasim, who made his one-day debut against New Zealand in 1985, may be short-lived since Kapil will be participating in a four-nation limited-overs' tournament in Colombo next month.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 27 runs

(Sri Lanka won toss)

PAKISTAN

Saeed Anwar c and b Wickremasinghe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

Aamir Sohail run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw Ranatunga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

* Salim Malik run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Basit Ali c Vaas b Dharmasena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Asif Mujtaba c Mahanama b Dharmasena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Wasim Akram run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

Akram Raza not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Rashid Latif b Kalpage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

Waqar Younis b Kalpage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Mushtaq Ahmed b Vaas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Extras (lb5, nb4, w3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Total (49.5 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

Fall: 1-1 2-54 3-59 4-92 5-130 6-130 7-160 8-162 9-184.

Bowling: Wickramasinghe 3-0-9-1; Vaas 7.5-1-39- 1; Ranatunga 10-0-23-1; Kalpage 10-1-38-2; Jayasuriya 10-0-39-0; Dharmasena 9-0-34-2.

SRI LANKA

R S Mahanama c Mujtaba b Waqar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

S T Jayasuriya lbw Wasim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

S Ranatunga run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

P A de Silva c Latif b Aamir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

* A Ranatunga b Waqar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

R S Kaluwitharana lbw Akram Raza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

H P Tillakaratne b Waqar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

R S Kalpage c Malik b Wasim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

K Dharmasena not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

U C J Vaas run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

G P Wickramasinghe c Latif b Wasim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Extras (b2, lb6, nb1, w10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Total (48.1 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

Fall: 1-4 2-58 3-73 4-102 5-139 6-140 7-151 8-151 9- 157.

Bowling: Wasim 9.1-2-20-3, Waqar 8-0-33-3, Akram Raza 10-0-25-1, Mushtaq 10-0-27-0, Aamir 10-0-41-1, Salim 1-0-6-0.

Umpires: U Wickramasinghe and P Manuel.

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