LAHORE - Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes Pakistan paid the price for excluding premier batsman Mohammad Yousuf from its line-up by suffering a humiliating 234-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the final game of the ODI series in Lahore on Saturday. Inzamam told a TV channel that the absence of experience players like Yousuf has weakened Pakistan. "It was bad for the Pakistani team," said Inzamam who resigned as Pakistan captain and later retired after leading Pakistan in what turned out to be a catastrophic campaign in the 2007 World Cup. "The reasons behind such a defeat are lack of international games and absence of experienced players like Mohammad Yousuf." Yousuf was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he defected to the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) last November. Yousuf later accused Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik of treating him shabbily and said that he was forced to join the ICL because of it. Inzamam captained the ICL team - Lahore Badshahs - for which Yousuf played in the ICL. Chasing 310 to win the series on Saturday evening, Pakistan were bowled out for a mere 75 to suffer one of their worst defeats in ODIs. Sidelights * The security as of the highest order on the day of the match in and around the Gaddafi Stadium. * Scores of fans lined up at both sides of the Nashtar Park arena from Ferozepur and Gulberg sides. * Federal minister for law Farooq H Naik and federal sports minister Pir Aftab Shah Jilani were made to wait at the main entrance of the stadium by security officials. * They were made to enter the stadium after PCB official reached for their rescue. * Nahid Khan and Safdar Abbasi despite having VVIP tickets went to the Fazal Mahmood enclosure. * Everyone coming to the stadium was searched for a minimum of four times before entering the stands of their desire. * The Sun was played hide and seek through out the day. * Lights were on by the start of the second innings. * Pakistan lost the toss and was put to field. * Stadium started to fill in with the spectators and by the passage of 15 overs it was full three quarters and was near full by the start of the Pakistan innings. * A security helicopter hovered over the stadium in the second innings start. * The stadium which was cheering to see their players in the 22 yards were in sheer disappointment to see the wickets fall one after the other. * Afridi came in for batting at number seven was back soon after which also made several of the fan leave the stadium. * Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. * Governor Punjab Salman Taseer and federal sports minister Aftab Shah Gilani were also among the guests. * Dilshan was declared the man of the match and Man of the Series. * Dilshan also received the maximum boundaries award for hitting 10 fours. * Kumar Sangakkara received the fastest half century award.