| GEO Sports|
| Sri Lanka set Pakistan 233-run target in 1st ODI|
| Updated at: 1451 PST, Thursday, July 30, 2009|
DAMBULLA: Sri Lanka made 232-9 in the allotted 50 overs against Pakistan in the first One-day International of the five-match series here on Thursday.
Winning the toss, Pakistan captain Younis Khan sent Sri Lanka into bat and now his team has to chase 233 to win the match.
No Sri Lankan batsman could reach fifty as the highest individual score was 43, made by late-order batsman Angelo Mathews, followed by captain Kumar Sangakkara (36), Mahela Jayawardene (33) and tail-ender Muttiah Muralitharan (32 from only 15 balls with four boundaries and one six).
For Pakistan, pace-bowler Mohammad Aamer captured three for 45 on his international debut and Abdul Razzaq claimed two for 33 runs, respectively while Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi took one wicket each.
Pakistan: Younus Khan (captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul Haq, Shoaib Malik,
Kamran Akmal(wk), Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Aamer, Abdul
Razzaq, Fawad Alam.
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain & wk), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga,
Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews,
Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Thilan Thushara.