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GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) - Marvan Atapattu hit 62 as hosts Sri Lanka broke free from Pakistan's shackles to score a five-wicket victory in the opening match of the Singer Cup tri-series here on Wednesday.
Sanath Jayasuriya's men, handed an embarrassing 2-0 defeat by Pakistan in the recent Test series after losing both one-dayers to them in last month's Asia Cup in Bangladesh, fought back splendidly to make amends. Lanky left-arm seamer Nuwan Zoysa set up the win with a career-best 4-34 as Pakistan, sent to bat in overcast conditions, crashed to 53-6 before ending with 164-8 from 45 overs.
Atapattu then notched up his sixth successive one-day half-century …