Sri Lanka bat in third Twenty20 against Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan 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

Wednesday.

Sri Lanka made five changes to check their bench strength, bringing in

Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka and

Lahiru Kumara.

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.

Teams:

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

Kumara

Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK)

TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob (PAK)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)