At Lahore, June 26, 2008 (day/night). Sri Lanka won by 142 runs. Toss: Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka
290-9 (50 overs) (M. L. Udawatte 67, D. P. M. D. Jayawardene 61, K. Weeraratne 40,
K. M. D. N. Kulasekara 37; Zahid Shah 3-49); United Arab Emirates 148 (36.3 overs) (Amjad
Ali 77; B. A. W. Mendis 5-22). Sri Lanka 2 pts. Man of the Match: B. A. W. Mendis. One-day
international debuts: Alawi Shukri, Aman Ali, N. Fernandes (UAE).
Sri Lanka lost Kumar Sangakkara for 0 in the first over to Zahid Shah, who took 3-49 for the
second match running, but then Udawatte and Jayawardene put on 114 in 14 overs. The tail
swelled a rather disappointing batting effort to 290, easily enough to contain the UAE, for whom
the wicketkeeper Amjad Ali (one of six Pakistan-born players in the 15-man squad) made 77 from
79 balls, hitting 12 fours, but his team-mates managed just four boundaries between them. The
last six wickets fell for 15, Mendis taking the last five for two runs in 14 balls.
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