Pakistan again won the toss, and they decided to bat first in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka being played on Sunday, July 19, 2-15 at Colombo. Watch the match live on PTV Sports in Pakistan.
The squads are as below:
Sri Lanka team : WU Tharanga, AD Mathews, HDRL Thirimanne, LD Chandimal, MDKJ Perera, NLTC Perera, SL Malinga, TM Dilshan, TAM Siriwardana, SS Pathirana and N Pradeep.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik, Rahat Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Irfan .
Rain is forecast later in the day, but the sun is shining, and a full game is expected
Follow all the action live on PTV Sports in Pakistan. Ten Sports will also be live streaming the match at its website here.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hafeez got banned for one from international cricket bowling His replacement will not be easy for the Pakistani team.
Final scorecard: Pakistan 316/4 4 (Sarfraz 77, Hafeez 54, Malik 42*) beat Sri Lanka 181 all-out (Thirimanne 56, Yasir 4-29) by 135 runs.
SL Skipper Mathews also wanted to bat first; he said, “I was looking to bat first as well. It should do something with the new ball and hopefully, we will restrict them to a chaseable target, somewhere around 250-260. We are unchanged for this game. ”
Pak captain Ali wants to keep the momentum going, he says: ‘We are going to bat first. The wicket looks good. If we bat well, we should try and put on a good score as the pitch looks good.”
“Imad Wasim comes in place of Babar Azam. We want to continue how we are playing.”