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Sri Lanka will be dreaming of getting their first ever World Cup win over Pakistan when the two sides go head to head on Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog, starting from 7:30pm AEST.
These two nations have met seven times in world cups, and so far every match has gone the ways of the Pakistanis, who will be planning on making it an 8-0 record tonight.
Both sides have so far played two matches during this World Cup, and both enter this game with one win and one loss to their respective names.
The Sri Lankans would have been disappointed with their first-up effort against New Zealand, bowled out for just 136 runs in less than 30 overs. It took the Kiwis only 97 balls to chase them down.
However they improved significantly in their next match against a weaker opponent in Afghanistan, victorious by 35 runs in a match ultimately decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Pakistan’s story is a similar one. They were in the second match of the tournament and put in a remarkably uncompetitive performance, bowled out by the West Indies for 105 runs.
They lost that much, unsurprisingly, their total chased down in just 82 balls.
They would’ve been much happier with their performance against the tournament hosts and favourites England, posting a strong total of 8/348 before holding on to win by 14 runs.
Join The Roar for live scores and a blog, starting from 7:30pm AEST.
When: 7:30pm AEST, Friday 7 June 2019
Where: County Ground, Bristol
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Pakistan $1.34, Sri Lanka $3.18
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffery Vandersay