HAMBANTOTA (NewsRadio); Sri Lanka comprehensively defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets to win the third and final One-Day International at the Sooriyawewa International Stadium in Hambantota to seal the series 2-1.
Chasing a paltry target of 117, the Lankans reached the target in 16 overs losing the wicket of Pathum Nissanka.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne top scored with an unbeaten 45-ball 56 while Nissanka hit 51 off 34 deliveries.
The pair put on 84 runs for the opening wicket.
Earlier after opting to bat first, Afghanistan was bundled out for 116.
Former skipper Mohammad Nabi top scored for the Afghans with a run-a-ball 23.
Dushmantha Chameera was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka.
He finished with figures of 63/4.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara picked up three and two wickets respectively.
Sri Lanka lost the opening game of the series but bounced back with two comprehensive victories.
The squad will now head to Zimbabwe for the World Cup qualifiers.