The Pakistani cricketers put on a tremendous performance in the recently concluded Test Series against Sri Lanka. The team is expected to show a similar form in upcoming ODI series as well.
The green collared men secured an impressive victory against their opponents, chasing a target of 377 to win the final match by seven wickets.
Both the teams begin a five-match one day series on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Sri Lanka. The match will start at 1000 local (0430 GMT).
After losing the series to Bangladesh by 3-0, Pakistan will have to pull up their socks to take over the series by all means possible.
This win will be a must if they wish to make it to the Champions Trophy in England. Putting limelight over the squads of both the teams, two key men are not playing this time.
Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq are off the mark. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have disappeared over the horizon.
Pakistan fans can watch the live streaming of the match on PTV Sports website here.
Viewers in India can see the live action on Ten Sports TV Channel.
Ten Sports will also be live streaming the match at its official website here.
The Probable XI
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, and Suranga Lakmal.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez,Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan and Rahat Ali.
Sri Lanka 255/8 in 50 overs. Pakistan 259/4 in 45.2 overs. Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining).
Check final scorecard here.
Weather forecast suggest little shower across the island but this will not slow down the battle between these two gigantic teams. For more updates, come back to this space.
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