21 Jan 2009

Butt century leads Pakistan to big win

6:09 am on 21 January 2009

Opener Salman Butt slammed an undefeated century to power Pakistan to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Karachi in the first of three one-day cricket internationals.

Butt's eighth career century helped produce a 168-run opening stand with Khurrum Manzoor who made 83.

Sri Lanka made 219 and Pakistan passed the target in the 46th over.