Younus Khan won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan gave Test cap to three players i.e. Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rauf and Mohammed Aamer. Some thought that it wasn't entirely prudent to put Sri Lanka in but the Pakistan bowlers proved their captain's decision right when Aamer struck in his first and day's second over. Young Aamer had Sri Lanka reeling at 96-3. Aamer took two wickets while the other debutant Abdur Rauf took one as Sri Lankans went to lunch at 104-3. While the bowlers did well, the fielders dropped catches with Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal being the culprits. Tharanga Paranavitana batted well for the home side. He got new life once too often, and then kept on hitting boundaries reaching his maiden fifty off only 67 balls. Paranavitana had good support from Mahela Jayawardene (30) and Thilan Samaraweera (31) as Pakistani bowlers bowled tightly line. The southpaw finally fell to Abdur Rauf after making a fine 72 off 125 balls. Saeed Ajmal bowled well and didn't give much room to the batsmen. It was Umar Gul, the main strikee, who was a touch short throughout the day. Younus was surprise bowling package taking two important wickets. After a neat performance by the bowlers, Pakistani openers gave away the initiative as first Salman Butt fell for a first ball duck and then Khurram Manzoor went for just two. Pakistan ended the day at 15-2. On day two Pakistani batsmen will have to dig in . Younus is still there and is expected to play a vital knock while returning star Mohammed Yousuf will also be expected to play a responsible innings. An exciting day is in prospect with Pakistan batsmen aiming to defy the Sri Lankans on a somewhat tricky pitch. Ajantha Mendis could be a surprise.