LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 9, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka
won the toss and opted to bat as the team eyes their maiden whitewash in a
Twenty20 series in the third and final match against Pakistan in Lahore on
Sri Lanka made five changes to check their bench strength, bringing in
Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka and
They replaced Minod Bhanuka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Avishka Fernando, Isuru
Udana and Nuwan Pradeep.
Pakistan left out the misfiring Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal while fast
bowler Mohammad Hasnain was rested. They are replaced by Haris Sohail,
Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Shinwari.
The visitors won the first match by 64 runs and the second by 35 runs —
both in Lahore. The final match will be a special “Pink Day” to raise
awareness about breast cancer in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar
Ahmed, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shadab
Khan, Usman Shinwari
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka
Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera
Samarawickrama, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Lahiru
Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)