Imam-ul-Haq replaces Shehzad in Pak-SL ODI final

Pauline Gross
October 19, 2017

Imam-ul-Haq became the third youngest player to score a century on his one-day global debut and Hasan Ali grabbed 5-34 as Pakistan hammered Sri Lanka by seven wickets to secure a series victory on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka (From): Niroshan Dickwella (w), Upul Tharanga (c), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamara Kapugedera, Seekkuge Prasanna.

Opener Imam played an innings his uncle, former captain and current chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq, would have been proud of with 100 off 125 balls after sorry Sri Lanka collapsed from 102-1 to 208 all out on Wednesday. Pakistan is leading 5-matches series 2-0. Pakistan took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, with Sri Lanka's losing streak in ODIs now stretching to 10 matches.

"SLC have over the past two months conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan, the PCB and independent Security experts", a statement released by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI will begin at 4:00pm PST (1030 hrs GMT) since it is a day-night fixture. 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.

Which TV channel will telecast 3rd ODI live?

The third ODI will be available to watch on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD while free live streaming is available on SonyLIV.

You can also track live score and ball-by-ball commentary of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI on India.com's LIVE SCORECARD.

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