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Mathews, Jayawardene lift Sri Lanka to 275-7

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HAMBANTOTA (SRI LANKA) - Skipper Angelo Mathews smashed 89 off 85 balls and Mahela Jayawardene made 63 as Sri Lanka recovered to post 275-7 from 45 overs in the first one-dayer against Pakistan on Saturday. 

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (L) is congratulated by Angelo Mathews (R) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium, August 23, 2014

Jayawardene, 37, who retired from Tests earlier this week to concentrate on one-day cricket till next year's World Cup, hit eight boundaries in his 73rd half-century in the shorter format.

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