The first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah, UAE. Batting first, Pakistan put a huge target of 324 for the loss of 5 wickets. Mohammad Hafeez scored a brilliant century. Sharjeel Khan and Shoaib Maqsood scored half centuries while a lightening 32 (12) from Shahid Afridi put Pakistan in a great position. Suranga Lakmal took two wickets.
Sri Lanka started well with over 5o runs without any loss of wicket but then they lost a few quick wickets.