Pakistan take 2-1 lead in five-match series
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live telecast from Abu Dhabi only on PTV Sports terrestrial network. Pakistan v Sri Lanka will play their 4th match of the series today at 15:00 Local (11:00 GMT | 16:00 PKT) Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium.
Both the teams reached in Abu Dhabi for the match. Last two matches will be played in Shaikh Zaid Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.
Overall Pakistan, After winning the 3rd match at Sharjah, has taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series and would be pretty much looking to keep their track on and not lose the series. They are not a very strong side and once put under pressure, can crumble easily. Watch out for Sri Lanka to come fighting back.
Earlier Pakistan Beat the Sri Lanka by 113 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Sunday. Pakistan After losing the toss, the pair of Hafeez and Shahzad put on a huge stand of 160-run stand for the second wicket and after the Shahzad fell on 81, Hafeez takes the charge and pushed the bowlers and along with Misbah, took Pakistan to a massive 300 plus score. Hafeez made his life best score of 140 runs in 136-ball not out smashing 11 fours and 3 sixes during his long innings. Skipper Misbah fired a 26-ball 40 during a 75-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Pakistan puts a record 326-5 in 50 overs which was the highest total in a day-night international at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a grand total of 327, Sri Lanka were 44-3 in the 9th over when they lost Sangakkara cheaply. Dilshan made an attempt to put the chase back on track with fluent 59 runs off 62 balls sharing in a 59-run stand for the 4th wicket with Chandimal (36). Skipper Mathews kept alive their hopes with a 44 runs with three massive sixes while Prasanna (22) hit some lusty blows but it only delayed the predetermined as Pakistan made to victory with a perfect performance.
Gul bowls last man Malinga to claim his 3rd wicket on his return to international cricket to bowl out Sri Lanka for 213 in 44.4 overs. Spectacular bowling by the returning Umar Gul (3 of 19), Pakistan win with more than five overs spare.
Pakistan 326 for 5 (Hafeez 140*, Shehzad 81) beat Sri Lanka 213 (Dilshan 59, Gul 3-19) by 113 runs