Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first.
Only three Pakistani batsmen managed to score in double figures. Fawad Alam scored 38 runs from 73 balls whereas Misbah-ul-Haq made 18 runs from 30 balls. Ahmed Shehzad contributed 10 runs from 21 balls.
Sri Lankan medium pacer Thisara Parera took four wickets in his eight overs. Dhammika Prasad took two wickets whereas Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath and Seekkuge Prasanna took one wicket each.
Sri Lanka requires 103 runs to win the match and clinch the ODI series.