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Pakistan choose to bat in third ODI

Colombo – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq elected to bat after winning the toss against Sri Lanka in the third one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday.

The five-match series is currently tied 1-1, with Pakistan winning the opening one-dayer by six wickets and Sri Lanka winning the second game by 76 runs in Pallekele.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq elected to bat after winning the toss against Sri Lanka in the third one-day international in Colombo. Credit: REUTERS

Sri Lanka made one change from the team which played the last game as they rested left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and brought in debutant Sajeewa Weerakoon.

Pakistan replaced paceman Rahat Ali with batsman Asad Shafiq.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Sajeewa Weerakoon.

Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SRI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG) – Sapa-AFP

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