(13th June 2012): Pakistan Captain Mishbah Ul Haq Won the toss and Elected to bat first. With the objective of strengthening the batting line up, Pakistan has brought in Asad Shafiq in for Rahat Ali as R Premadasa Stadium is a well known wicket that favors batting in first.
Pakistan has won 8 Matches they have played at R Premadasa Stadium against Sri Lanka out of the total of 9 matches.
One change in the Sri Lankan team today is the replacement of Rangana Herath with the 34 year Sajeewa Weerakoon who is playing his debut today.
The Match is currently interupted and stopped because of the bad weather and so far Pakistan has scored 12 runs for 2 wickets. Lasith Malinga who opened the bowling managed to take off Mohommad Hafeez in the first over while Azhar Ali was sent back by Kulasekara.
The match officially called of due to wet condition of the field. Umpires paid final inspection at 8.30pm Local time and decision made after talking both team captains and coaches.
Sri Lankan team
TM Dilshan, WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene*, LD Chandimal, KC Sangakkara†, HDRL Thirimanne, AD Mathews, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, S Weerakoon
Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir