For the 2nd and final T20 match of the series, Pakistan will be trying to finish in style against hosts Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on August 1, 2015.
The match starts at 7 p.m. local time.
Pakistan has been on a roll in Sri Lanka, especially after their first win against the hosts on Thursday. They had won the toss and batted first, putting a stunning score of 175 and restricting the Sri Lankan side at just 146.
With the ODI and test wins on their side, the visitors would want to finish the T20 series with the same form. The confidence should come from the fact that they are playing on the same Colombo pitch.
For the hosts, this is probably their only chance to find some grace in the entire tournament, especially after losing the test and ODIs.
Sri LAnka wins the toss and opt to bat first. Follow the cricket live scores here.
The TV telecast of the Pak vs SL 2nd t20 will be offered on Ten Cricket and PTV Sports channel in Pakistan, Ten Sports in India, and Rupavahini Corporation in Sri Lanka.
Watch the live streaming of the match on Ten Sports official website in India and Pakistan right here.
The squads are as below:
Pakistan: Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Irfan.
Sri Lanka (: Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kusal Perera, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Binura Fernando, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dhananjaya de Silva,
Sri Lanka will need to think of a better strategy for the match today, keeping in mind that bowlers like Jeffrey Vandersay and Binura Fernando failed to create the right impact.
On the batting side, Milinda Siriwardana is likely to take charge with Dhananjaya de Silva. More than new boys in the team, the seniors need to take charge for the hosts this time.
How Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera deal with Pakistan’s bowling attack is the first thing to watch. Skipper Lasith Malinga’s form also remains a big concern, especially the economy rate.
For Pakistan, things are green than ever, with Shoaib Malik performing well, and good runs coming from both Ahmed Shehzad, and Umar Akmal. For skipper Afridi, the task is to maintain the same fielding as the last match.
Cricket t20 live score: