PAK vs SL: Babar, Shadab steer Pakistan to win

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Captain Upul Tharanga scored an unbeaten 112 and became the first Sri Lanka batsman to carry his bat in an ODI, before his team was bowled out for 187 in 48 overs. Following withdrawals by Australia and West Indies at the time due to security concerns, India and Pakistan had sent a combined team to play in Sri Lanka.

Upon his arrival at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport after attending the International Cricket Council's (ICC) meeting in New Zealand, PCB chief Najam Sethi said that the Sri Lankan cricket chief has confirmed that the Sri Lankan cricket team would play the Third T20 in Lahore on October 29.

"Accordingly, the selection committee of the SLC will finalize a squad of 22 by Tuesday and announce the final 15 on Friday", the SLC said in a statement. SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala will also come with his players.

Sri Lanka's batting coach Hashan Tillakaratne said it was the board's duty to help Pakistan, who had aided the country during the 1996 World Cup.

Hafeez had been omitted from the squad that played Pakistan's previous T20I assignment: the home series against the World XI.


But a World XI squad comprising 13 players from seven top cricket-playing nations played in Lahore last month, with Pakistan hoping the visit would help end years of worldwide isolation.

The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before teams fly to Lahore for the final game on October 29.

Sri Lanka will play a Twenty20 global in Lahore on 29 October, returning to the city for the first time since they suffered a gun and grenade attack in 2009, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Monday.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI will begin at 4:30 PM IST (1100 hrs GMT) since it is a day-night fixture.

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