The only Twenty-20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on Friday (November 25). This day/night match will start at 21.00 hours (PST).
Pakistan, who won the five-one day match series 4-1, are favourites to win this match too. It will be the seventh T20 match between the two teams. The former World Champions also have a good record against Sri Lanka in T20s. They have won four and lost two in six encounters.
It will be the fifth T20 match and first between the two teams at this ground. Pakistan have lost both T20 matches at this ground, against South Africa in October last year.
HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALS:
Pakistan recorded their highest total against Sri Lanka when they scored 189 for six in 20 overs at Johannesburg on September 17,2007. In the same match, Sri Lanka made 156 for nine in 20 overs which is their highest against Pakistan.
LOWEST INNINGS TOTALS:
Pakistan made 131 for nine in 20 overs at Lord’s on June 12,2009 which is their lowest against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s lowest against Pakistan is 120 in 18.1 overs at Colombo on August 12, 2009.
HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES :
Kumar Sangakkara’s unbeaten 64 at Lord’s on June 21, 2009 is the highest individual score for Sri Lanka against Pakistan. The record of highest individual score for Pakistan against Sri Lanka is held by Shoaib Malik who made 57 at Johannesburg on September 17, 2007.
BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCES:
Umar Gul’s four for 13 at Kings City on October 11, 2008 is the best bowling performance for Pakistan against Sri Lanka. Kaushalya Weeraratne, who took four wickets for 19 runs in the same match, holds the record of best bowling performance for Sri Lanka.
HIGHEST MARGINS OF VICTORY:
Pakistan recorded an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Lord’s on June 21, 2009, which is their biggest victory against Sri Lanka in terms of wickets. Their 52 runs victory at Colombo on August 12, 2009 is the biggest against Sri Lanka in terms of runs. Sri Lanka’s five wickets victory at Kings City on October 13, 2008 is their biggest against Pakistan in terms of wickets. They achieved 19-run victory over Pakistan at Lord’s on June 12, 2009 which is their biggest against Pakistan in terms of runs.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka in T20s
Host Played Pak won SL won
In England 2 1 1
In South Africa 1 1 –
In Canada 2 1 1
In Sri Lanka 1 1 –
Total 6 4 2