Pakistan won the first match of the series by four wickets © AFP
Pakistan won the first match of the series by four wickets © AFP

Aug 26, 2014

Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Mahinda Rajpaksa Stadium in Hambantota on Tuesday. Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0, having won the first ODI by four wickets.

Sri Lanka have a must-win situation in the second ODI to stay alive in the three-match series unless rain plays spoilsport. The Pakistani ODI squad looks a lot more settled than their Test squad. Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz made their way back into the squad.

Ahmed Shehzad looked rock solid upfront as he proved his worth with a commendable 49 runs at the top of the order, which also set up the stage for the rest of the batsmen. Younis Khan played his first ODI after a gap of one and a half years. Much was expected of him but he failed to deliver. So he needs to step up as well.

Catch live blog of the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan here

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd ODI here