World no.1 Pakistan will be striving to avoid the humiliation of a 3-0 whitewash when they meet Sri Lanka in the final T20 worldwide of three-match series at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
Pakistan were 94-2 at the end of 15 overs.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa struck a brilliant 77 off 48 balls while Shehan Jayasuriya hit a 28-ball 34 to help Sri Lanka post a challenging total of 182-6 after the visitors won the toss and opted to bat first. For Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir took 3-27. Pakistan brought in Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Shinwari in place of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hasnain.
The green shirts lost the first T20I by 64 runs to Sri Lanka and then lost the next game by 36 runs to the Islanders. "Many seasoned players were recalled in the T20I team but were unable to overcome the pressure-laden circumstances", he said.
President Arif Alvi puts a pink ribbon on the T-shirt of Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka ahead of the beginning of the match.
Hello and welcome to the live updates of the final T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
"The stumps for the last #PAKvSL T20I are being branded in pink".