Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets in 21.3 overs to spare in the opening one-dayer of the three match series at MCA Ground, Colombo. According to information available here Pakistan won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat. Pakistan bowled well and restricted the formidable Sri Lankan batting to a minnow total. Sri Lanka was bowled out on 216 runs in 31.5 overs. Saman Kumara was the leading scorer for Sri Lanka with 42 runs and Silva made 26.