Kumar Sangakkara © AFP (File photo)
Kumar Sangakkara © AFP (File photo)

Aug 23, 2014

Sri Lanka were 56 for the loss of three wickets at the end of 14 overs in the first One-Day International against Pakistan at Hambantota. Mahela Jayawardene was batting on zero and Dinesh Chandimal was batting on one.

Upul Tharanga nicked one straight into the hands of Umar Akmal. Kumar Sangakkara was looking in good touch, and dispatched two boundaries in the tenth over bowled by Junaid Khan. But, he too couldn’t convert the start into a big score and fell after scoring 25. Earlier, rain had halted play considerably, reducing the match to 45 overs.

Both teams will look to strike the right team balance ahead of ICC World Cup 2015.

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