This will be the penultimate fixture of the Super 4 stage, and the picture for the two finalist spots will be much clearer. Pakistan are scheduled to face India before this game while Sri Lanka are due to face Bangladesh and India.
Pakistan have been dominant in the tournament so far., and started by hammering Nepal by 238 runs before their fixture versus India was washed out. They finished on top of Group A.
In the first game of the Super 4, Babar Azam's men defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets. Haris Rauf was sensational with the ball, picking 4 for 19. Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan then registered their fifties to chase down 194 in 39.3 overs.
Sri Lanka topped group B but were almost knocked out of the tournament by Afghanistan in the second game. Sri Lanka posted 291 on the back of Kusal Mendis' 92 off 84 but the bowling attack was taken apart. Afghanistan came close to chasing down the target in the required 37.1 overs but fell short by two runs.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head to head record
The Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head to head record in ODI cricket is tilted towards Pakistan. The two Asian giants have competed against each other in 155 One-Day internationals over the years. Pakistan have been victorious on 92 occasions compared to 58 times by Sri Lanka.
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The recent record between the two teams is even more lopsided. Talking about the 10 most recent encounters, Pakistan have won nine games while Sri Lanka have claimed only one match. The Lankan lions have a huge task in front of them when they take on Pakistan in this fixture.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head to head ODI stats
The Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head to head rivalry has been dominated by some legendary names in cricket's history. Sanath Jayasuriya tops the chart for the most runs, having scored 2,517 runs with three hundreds and 18 fifties. For Pakistan, Inzamam-ul-Haq made 2,265 runs in this rivalry with four hundreds and 15 fifties.
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Talking about the top wicket-takers in the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head to head, Muttiah Muralidaran occupies the top spot. He picked 96 wickets from 65 games at an average of 25.25. For Pakistan, Wasim Akram claimed 92 wickets in just 59 ODIs at 20.96 apiece.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: What happened in the last meeting?
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have not faced each other in ODIs in nearly four years. They last played an ODI in 2019 in Karachi, when Pakistan came out on top by five wickets to secure the series by 2-0.
Danushka Gunathilaka hit 133 to power Sri Lanka to 297. But Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali and Haris Sohail smashed fifties as Pakistan chased down the target with 10 balls to spare.