In a bid to restore some pride, Sri Lanka will lock horns with visitors Pakistan on July 26, 2015, in the 5th and final ODI, scheduled at Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
The match starts at 2:00 p.m. Pakistan time at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
The first T20 international match will be played on July 30, 2015.
Sri Lanka wins the toss and bat first. Pak play the same team. No changes.
Pakistan XI: Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Azhar Ali, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Irfan.
With the seven-wicket win in Colombo, Pakistan has already sealed the series in the 4th ODI, and for the hosts, it’s just the perfect time to get one win on the home ground.
Pakistan has been putting the good numbers on the board in all the ODI’s, despite concerns with the middle order. Both their openers, Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad, have made it easy for the others, which is likely to be their strategy today, as well.
Fans can check the live TV telecast on the following channels in respective countries.
· Ten Cricket and Ten HD- India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
· Willow TV– United States
· Zee Cinema– United Kingdom
· PTV Sports– Pakistan
Watch the live streaming of Pak vs SL on Ten Sports here or on PTV Sports here.
The visitors have also been equally good with the ball with Mohammad Irfan and Rahat Ali leading along with Yasir Shah for the middle overs. Shoaib Malik is again, as expected likely to take charge. Follow live match scores here.
For the Sri Lankans, things don’t seem dazzling for now, with their batting order failing time and again. The bowling remains an equal concern, with none of the bowlers, barring Lasith Malinga, coming out strong.
The hosts will have to look at Lahiru Thirimanne, who has done well in the last two matches including the impressive 90 in the last innings.
The weather is likely to favor the match with dry and sunny atmosphere and no rains expected.
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