Angelo Mathews (above) was dismissed for 23 off spinner, Imad Wasim © AFP
Angelo Mathews (above) was dismissed for 23 off spinner, Imad Wasim © AFP

Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews was dismissed for 23 off spinner, Imad Wasim, who bowls him out, against Pakistan, in the first of the two-match T20I series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. Currently, Sri Lanka are 55 for the loss of four wickets in 10 overs with Dhananjaya de Silva on 22 and Milinda Siriwardana coming in. Earlier, Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat first as Pakistan put up a challenging total of 175 for the loss of five wickets in 20 Overs, courtsesy of big innings from Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal. Sarfraz Ahmed has been dropped and Umar Akmal comes in while Sri Lanka move in with a fairly strong squad. LIVE SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st T20I at Colombo

Hosts, Sri Lanka take on South Asian neighbours and former World T20 International (T20I) champions, Pakistan in the first of the two-match T20I series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. Sri Lanka, who lost both the Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against the visitors, would look to come up with improved performance in the shortest version of the game and further look to clinch the series in order to finish the tour on a high. This would be the last and important series for Sri Lanka as a loss here could result in great loss of morale. Sri Lanka are also the no. 1 team ICC World T20 rankings. LIVE UPDATES: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st T20I at Colombo