Pakistan concludes their epic, seven-week cricket tour of Sri Lanka Saturday, as the two countries square off in the second of two T20 matches, with Pakistan looking for the one thing they have not yet been able to achieve on the confidence-boosting tour — a sweep. Pakistan won the first T20 on Thursday by 29 runs, restricting their hosts to just 146/7.
Starting with a warm-up match on June 11, the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka tour then moved into a three-test series, won 2-1 by Paksitan. A series of five One Day International Matches came next. Pakistan won that series, as well, by a 3-2 tally.
A victory in Saturday's T20 match gives Pakistan its third series win out of three on the Sri Lanka tour. But Sri Lanka remain the top-ranked T20 side in the world and will be going all-out to defend that position on Saturday.
To find out how to watch the Second Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka T20 cricket match live online, see the streaming links, below, in this article. First ball is scheduled for 7 p.m. local time on August 1 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka — 9:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 6:30 a.m. Pacific.
For Sri Lanka, struggling fast bowler Lasith Malinga — also the team's T20 captain — needs to regain his form for his country to have a chance in the tour finale.
"I am not really consistent," Malinga said on Friday. "If I can consistently bowl the lengths that I want to bowl, I can manage my four overs. But at the moment I'm struggling with that."
Can Pakistan put the final, finishing touch on its confidence-boosting 10-match tour? Or will Malinga and Sri Lanka find a way to eke out one more victory? To find out, watch the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka cricket Second T20 International match live online in the United States using one of several options. Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here, will carry a United States feed of the match.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV's International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link.
The India-based TEN Sports network provides a streaming link here for the Second Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan T20 International. Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Second T20 match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here, while CricHD will stream the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka match live online at this site.
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