Wednesday 20 August 2014 

Sri Lanka President's XI Beat Pakistanis

Ashan Priyanjan hits out
Ashan Priyanjan top scored with 65 for the President's XI
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Sri Lanka President's XI 325-7 (Priyanjan 65) beat
Pakistanis 290-8 (M Hafeez 54) by 13 runs (D/L)
One-day tour game, Moratuwa

The Sri Lanka President's XI beat the Pakistanis by 13 runs in Misbah-ul-Haq's side's only warm-up game ahead of a three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.

In Moratuwa, a high-scoring game saw the President's XI post 325 for seven and the Pakistanis score 290 for eight in 46.2 overs in reply.

They were unable to complete their innings, resulting in a Duckworth/Lewis method win for the hosts.

Ashan Priyanjan (65), Kithuruwan Vithanage (56), Thisara Perera (52 not out) and Dhanushka Gunathilleke (51) all scored half-centuries for the Sri Lankans while wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal also made 37.

Mohammad Hafeez took four for 44, Mohammad Talha two for 54 and Wahab Riaz one for 65 for Pakistan.

In reply, Hafeez top scored with 54 as every Pakistan batsman, with the exception of Umar Akmal (7) spent time at the crease and got at least a start.

That Ahmed Shehzad (39), Misbah (38), and Shahid Afridi (37) could go no further proved to be the decisive factor in the game as they closed just short.

That was largely thanks to a brace of wickets apiece from Perera, Suraj Randiv and Dushmantha Chameera.

When the match was abandoned, Pakistan would have needed to have scored 304 to win.

The first ODI, in Hambantota, is on Saturday 23rd August.

© Cricket World 2014

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets