Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first One Day International of the five match series in Dambulla on Saturday.

Bating first Sri Lanka set a victory target of 256 runs for the loss of eight wickets.In reply, Pakistan achieved the target in 45.2 overs for the loss of four wickets.

Muhammad Hafeez with 103 and Shoaib Malik 55 runs were the main scorers for Pakistan.Muhammad Hafeez who also captured four wickets was declared man of the match.

The second match of the series will be played at Pallekele on Wednesday.

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