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Sri Lanka bats 1st in final ODI vs. Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins toss and bats in final ODI vs. Pakistan

Sri Lanka bats 1st in final ODI vs. Pakistan

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has won the toss and elected to bat first in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium on Sunday.

Pakistan has already sealed the series 3-1.

Sri Lanka dropped star fast bowler Lasith Malinga and allrounder Sachith Pathirana from the fourth game while another fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep is out due to injury.

Off spinner Sachithra Senanayake, allrounder Thisara Perera and seamer Lahiru Gamage have been recalled to the side.

Pakistan fielded an unchanged side.

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Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan.


Updated : 2021-09-23 05:54 GMT+08:00