DUBAI (Agencies) - Sri Lanka 's batsmen betrayed a shocking lack of stomach in moderately helpful conditions for the bowlers, to crash to an eight-wicket humbling in the first ODI here on Friday. After losing the toss, Pakistan rolled the years back with a vintage bowling display - their fast bowlers softened the prey, before the allrounders and spinners came on to make incisions. Sri Lanka responded with indecisive prods, and a rash of strokes each uglier than the previous. They were bowled out for 131 with 57 balls to spare, and Pakistan strolled home in the 22nd over of their chase to put an early end to the weekend crowd's evening. Sri Lanka 's train-wreck of an innings featured only five fours, all of which were hit within the first 20 overs, and three sixes. The last of those - a heave against hope hopen from Lasith Malinga - broke a boundary drought that had lasted nearly 20 overs. Such was the stranglehold Pakistan wielded in the middle overs, and their spin spearhead Saeed Ajmal had almost no role to play in it. Only one man stood between Pakistan and the paltry chase, but Lasith Malinga wasn't at his best on his return to action. He overstepped twice in his first over, and went on to send down two more no-balls - one of them for height. His lines were inconsistent, and his famed yorker did not make an appearance at all. Suranga Lakmal's dismissal of Mohammad Hafeez gave Sri Lanka some hope, but Imran Farhat's free-scoring more than made up for the loss. Younis Khan too purred along smoothly with a series of typical whips and glances as Pakistan bolted to a 1-0 lead. The felicity with which Pakistan made their runs put the conditions, and the earlier efforts of their bowling colleagues, in perspective. The strip had a wee bit in it for every kind of quick - Umar Gul's seam, Aizaz Cheema's swing and Abdul Razzaq's legcutters - and the Pakistan trio exploited it right from the get-go. Gul lay down the marker in the first over of the game, with a big swinging wide down the leg side, and an away seamer that bounced explosively past Tillakaratne Dilshan's attempted slash. Dilshan perfected the shot in first ball of the the next over, but perished four balls later when Cheema got one to buzz in sharply onto the stumps off the inside edge. Despite being in prime form, Kumar Sangakkara could barely lay bat on ball. A rare couple of boundaries suggested a release, but they were promptly followed by a string of 19 successive dots. The returning Razzaq put Sangakkara out of his misery in his first over, coaxing an outside edge with a ball that angled across. Hafeez then settled into a typically asphyxiating rhythm, mixing up arm balls with darts that straightened. SCOREBOARD SRI LANKA : U Tharanga c Cheema b Hafeez 25 T Dilshan b Cheema 4 K Sangakkara c Sarfraz b Razzaq 5 L Chandimal lbw b Afridi 28 M Jayawardene c Razzaq b Ajmal 24 A Mathews run out 10 K Kulasekara c Gul b Hafeez 0 S Prasanna st Sarfraz b Afridi 5 S Malinga b Afridi 11 R Lakmal st Sarfraz b Ajmal 0 CRD Fernando not out 0 EXTRAS: (lb 5, w 13, nb 1) 19 TOTAL: (all out; 40.3 overs) 131 FOW: 1-12, 2-36, 3-66, 4-77, 5-104, 6-107, 7-120, 8-122, 9-129, 10-131 BOWLING: Umar Gul 5-2-11-0, Aizaz Cheema 5-1-18-1, Abdul Razzaq 5-0-25-1, M Hafeez 10-0-24-2, Shahid Afridi 9.3-0-27-3, Saeed Ajmal 6-0-21-2 PAKISTAN : M Hafeez c Kulasekara b Lakmal 5 Imran Farhat lbw b Lakmal 50 Younus Khan not out 56 Sarfraz Ahmed not out 4 EXTRAS: (lb 6, w 7, nb 4) 17 TOTAL: (2 wickets; 21.5 overs) 132 FOW: 1-12, 2-115 BOWLING: SL Malinga 5-0-35-0, RAS Lakmal 4-0-16-2, CRD Fernando 5.5-0-35-0, S Prasanna 4-0-23-0, Kulasekara 3-0-17-0 Man of the match: Shahid Afridi