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HAMBANTOTA (Web Desk) – Sri Lanka won the toss and bat first against Pakistan in the last and fifth One-Day International (ODI) match today at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa in Hambantota.


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Pakistan have already won the series after beating the host by seven wickets in the fourth ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Pakistan won the series after nine years against Sri Lanka in their homeland. After winning the series, the Green-shirts have moved up to eighth in the ICC ODI rankings and also qualified for ICC Champions Trophy 2017. The Champions Trophy is scheduled from June 1st to 19th in England.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusa lPerera, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, AshanPriyanjan, NuwanPradeep, ThisaraPerera, SurangaLakmal, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekuge Prasanna, Sachith Pathiran.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Mukhtar Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali.