Pakistan extend victory streak against Sri Lanka

Chasing Sri Lanka's 135/8 in 42 overs, Pakistan cruised to victory in 34.1 overs to win the first ODI on Thursday.

updated: June 08, 2012 01:33 IST
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Pallekele: Sri Lanka have found Pakistan tough nuts to crack in the limited-overs format in recent times. That script held true in Thursday's first One-day International, too. Beyond the toss, very little went right for Sri Lanka, who slumped to a ninth defeat in their last 11 50-over games against their subcontinental neighbours.


Having sweated under the covers for a majority of the last two days due to rains, the pitch at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium provided generous assistance by way of seam and bounce to the quicker bowlers, and Pakistan's three-pronged attack made merry to negate Mahela Jayawardena's decision to bat first.

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