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ABU DHABI – Pakistan won the first T20I of the three matches series with Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday).

Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz Ahmad won the toss and chose to field first.

The Green Shirts, who start the Twenty20 fixtures as strong favourites, with Sri Lanka a lowly eighth, have won nine of their last 11 Twenty20 internationals.

If, Pakistan, currently ranked No. 2 in the ICC T20I rankings, sweep the T20 series against Sri Lanka, ending in Lahore on October 29. They will come within a point of first-place New Zealand and could go top if India beat the Black Caps in a three-match series next month.

Earlier, Tests saw a clean sweep for Sri Lanka, while Pakistan avenged the loss in a comprehensive 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs.

Here are the details of when and where to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I match:

What time does Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I begin?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I will begin at 09:00pm PST.

Where is the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I will be played in Abu Dhabi.

Where to watch first T20I live?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I will be broadcast live on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Sony Six HD.

How do I live stream Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I?

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, first T20I will be live streamed on en.dailypakistan.com.pk .

Likely XIs

Pakistan:  Ahmed Shehzad,  Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan.

Sri Lanka: Dilshan Munaweera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Mahela Udawatte, Ashan Priyanjan, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera (capt.), Sachith Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage.

The second match will also be in Abu Dhabi on Friday, while the last match will be played in Lahore on Sunday.