They have so far maintained a clean slate and there is very little to separate the two teams as
South Africa lock horns with Pakistan in what is expected to be a battle of attrition in their ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight match here tomorrow.
Both teams will be equally confident after their emphatic showings in the group stage of the tournament, and it will be interesting to see who emerges winner at the R Premadasa Stadium stadium.
Pakistan, winner of the 2009 edition, won both their group league matches with ease.
If skipper Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed shone in their win over New Zealand, Imran Nazir led the way with an onslaught that left the Bangladesh bowlers shell-shocked in their last game.
Hafeez deserves mention as he led admirably with both bat and ball, his canny off-spinners often proving to be a perfect foil for Saeed Ajmal, who has become a sort of a headache for
batsmen the world over.
Flashy wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has also shown glimpses of his brilliance and looked in good nick against their South Asian rivals.
Pacers Umar Gul and Sohail Tanvir haven't really fired but Yasir Arafat made an impact with three Bangladeshi wickets, and Pakistan are unlikely to make any changes to the squad that played in the last game.
The match assumes more significance for Pakistan as a win against the Proteas will put them in the perfect frame of mind ahead of the big-ticket encounter with arch-rival India on
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Unbeaten so far, a confident India would be up against a massive challenge when they take on sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka
Manchester United will begin the defense of its Premier League title under new manager David Moyes with an away match at Swansea.
Jayawardene has said they need to contain the "strong Indian batting" when the two teams meet in the semi final match
Vindoo has also vowed to never again watch cricket!
The Indian women's hockey team faced a 1-8 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Netherlands in the FIH World League Round 3.
Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka will play India in the Champion Trophy semi-finals after ousting defending champion Australia by 20 runs and overtaking New Zealand in the group standings.