By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Jun 18, 2012
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first in the fifth and final One Day International against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Sri Lanka are leading the series 2-1 after they sensationally clinched the fourth ODI at the back of Thissara Perera’s hat-trick. One game of the series was washed out. Pakistan are looking to win this game and level the series are questions are being asked about its batting line-up – one that has looked brittle.
Pakistan made two changes as Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal made way for Imran Farhat and Mohammed Sami. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka dropped the left arm spinner Sajeewa Weerakoon and included Jeevan Mendis in their line-up
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami, Umar Gul, Asad Shafiq.