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Sri Lanka bat in first ODI

2012-06-07 11:20

Pallekele - Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene elected to bat after winning the toss against Pakistan in the opening one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday.

The second one-dayer will also be played in Pallekele on Saturday while the last three games will be held in Colombo on June 13, 16 and 18.

The one-dayers will be followed by a three-Test series starting on June 22.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.

Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

AFP