HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 37 runs in the opening Twenty20 international in Hambantota on Friday.
Pakistan were bowled out for 95 after restricting Sri Lanka to 132-7, with pacemen Nuwan Kulasekera, Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga and debutant off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake each taking two wickets.
Opener Ahmed Shehzad top-scored for Pakistan with 36.
The second and final Twenty20 match will be played on Sunday. (AFP)