Pepsi Independence Cup, second qualifying match


At Gwalior, May 12 (day/night). Pakistan won by 30 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

Aqib Javed dismissed Sri Lanka's top three in his opening spell and later added Aravinda de Silva to leave them 59 for four in the 11th over. That stopped the Sri Lankan pursuit of 290 in its tracks. Salim Malik inflicted further fatal blows with two wickets in an over, and the batsmen were also impeded by a 16-minute break when the floodlights broke down. Aqib passed 150 one-day international wickets during this innings, and Saqlain Mushtaq 100. Earlier, Shahid Afridi celebrated the chance to bat first by whipping 52 off 29 balls; Pakistan had the 50 up in their eighth over, and Ramiz Raja and Malik ensured a large total.

Man of the Match: Aqib Javed.

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