SHARJAH: The third ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played on December 22 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium with the series leveled by 1-1, ARY News reported.
Pakistan’s batting performance remained successful; batsmen have produced two centurions putting up commanding totals. The main concerned for green shirts will be bowling, Sohail Tanvir, who has been mediocre in the first two matches, and Pakistan may consider bringing in Anwar Ali as a replacement.
Sri Lanka were perhaps even more toothless with the ball. There was not much turn off the surface, but even their top spin bowler, Senanayake, bowled most of his overs around the wicket – which turned out to be a decent way to keep the boundaries down, but did not create chances.
First two matches of the series between the two had been as entertaining as well as tense. Both innings in the last match ebbed, flowed, stagnated and resurged. The same is expected for the third one, as both the teams will put utmost effort to take lead in the 5-match series.
Match will start at 16:00 PST. Sri Lanka have been fearful of bowling second so far in the series, because they have expected dew to form.