At Tangier, August 17. Sri Lanka won by 39 runs. Sri Lanka 4 pts. Toss: Sri Lanka.
Despite another star turn from Jayasuriya, with 97 off 94 balls, tight Pakistani bowling and sharp fielding restricted Sri Lanka to the lowest first-innings score of the tournament so far. Pakistan made heavy weather of the reply, slithering to 29 for three in the 11th over as they lost both openers to loose shots and Inzamam to a fine catch from Jayawardene in the deep. Yousuf Youhana did a patient rebuilding job, accelerating when the run-chase intensified and taking 14 off an over from Jayasuriya. But when he fell with 86 still needed from 77 balls, the game was effectively over.
Man of the Match: S. T. Jayasuriya.