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Hafeez hurts Sri Lanka

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Mohammad Hafeez hit a 49-ball undefeated 70 and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim claimed 4-25 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 15 runs on Monday in a warm-up game for the World Twenty20 Super 10 stage, which starts Tuesday. 

Choosing to bat, Pakistan scored 157-5 with Hafeez getting nine fours and one six.

Defending World T20 champion Sri Lanka was restricted to 142-9 with Lahiru Thirimanne top-scoring with 45 off 37 balls, including two sixes.

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Wasim dismissed Thirimanne and also accounted for opener Dinesh Chandimal (30), Chamara Kapugedera (14) and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews (10).

Earlier, openers Sharjeel Khan (23) and Ahmed Shehzad (18) added 39 runs for Pakistan's opening wicket.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed (13) and Umar Akmal (19) also contributed for 2009 champions Pakistan, but captain Shahid Afridi got a golden duck in the 19th over.

Pakistan was originally set to play a local state side on Saturday but delayed its departure for the tournament owing to security concerns.

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