Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Wills Asia Cup 1988 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Wills Asia Cup 1988 - Wills Asia Cup four-nation one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at National Stadium, Dhaka in 27th October 1988.

Pace bowlers Ravi Ratnayeke, Graeme Labrooy and Debutant Kapila Wijegunawardene shared seven-wickets before Opener Roshan Mahanama's classy fifty and Aravinda de Silva's quick-fire 48 gives Sri Lanka convincing five-wicket victory over Pakistan in the opening match of a Wills Asia Cup.

Pakistan scored 194-7 in the alloted 44 overs with top scorer by Ijaz Ahmed cracked a 54 off 58-balls including 4-fours.

Saleem Yousuf hit 31 off 24-balls, Saleem Malik scored 30 off 36-balls including a boundary and Javed Miandad 25.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Graeme Labrooy picked up 3-wickets for 36-runs in 8-overs including a maiden, Ravi Ratnayeke captured two-wickets and Debutant Kapila Wijegunawardene - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI match.

Sri Lanka chased 195-5 in 38.5 overs with top scorer by Roshan Mahanama struck 55 off 92-balls, Aravinda de Silva hammered a 48 off 38-balls including 7-fours with strike rate of 126.31, Brendon Kuruppu scored 35 off 50-balls and Duleep Mendis 20 not out.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram took 2-wickets and one for Manzoor Elahi - Abdul Qadir.

Roshan Mahanama named Player of the match for his match-winning classy 55 off 92-balls including 3-fours and his brilliant fielding to took three catches.



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