Sri Lanka beat Pakistan (U19) of 26 runs in the first match of the five-game 50-over cricket series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa cricket ground in Hambantota on Sunday.
Duvindu Tillakaratne took three for 48 in his 10 overs, while the tourists were rolled for 208 in 47.3 overs. The debutant Haider Ali scored five and six goals with his 65-ball 51.
He added 85 runs for the first wicket with Saim Ayub (31). Rohail Nazir (47) and Mohammad Taha (36) were the other notable run-getters.
Previously, the hosts achieved after the choice of the racket 234 for nine of 50 overs. Kamil Mishara scored 95 goals to score four goals, while Navood Paranavithana scored 54 from 93 and scored three goals. The duo added 122 runs for the first wicket.
Mohamed Shamaz contributed with 42 of 47 balls and hit three borders.
Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Wasim and debutant Mohammad Junaid each scored two wickets, scoring 28, 28 and 47 runs, respectively.
The second game of the series will take place on Tuesday at the same venue.
The first match over 50, Hambantota, Sri Lanka U19, won with 26 runs