Pepsi Asia Cup, first qualifying match

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

At R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, July 14. Sri Lanka won by 15 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

Sri Lanka got off to a confident start, making better use of a slow pitch than Pakistan. Atapattu scored 80 in 114 balls, the nucleus of a total of 239. But Pakistan struggled throughout against the spinners, especially Jayasuriya, who took four for 49, three of them coming from excellent outfield catches by Kalpage.

Man of the Match: M. S. Atapattu.

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