Dubai - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the third day-night international against Sri Lanka at Dubai stadium here on Friday.
Pakistan left out paceman Aizaz Cheema from the line-up which lost the second match by 25 runs here on Monday, bringing in left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir.
Sri Lanka remained unchanged after levelling the five-match series 1-1 on Monday.
Pakistan won the first match, also played here, by eight wickets last week.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanivr, Abdul Razzaq
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Thissara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)