Pakistan will hope to seal a series win when they meet Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The hosts lead 2-1 going into the match having recorded a comfortable win by 113 runs in Sharjah last time out, in large part thanks to an unbeaten 140 from Mohammad Hafeez.
The batsman was dropped when he was on just 26 and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted the mistake played a big part in the final result.
"It was pretty crucial and Hafeez went on to get a big one. We let him go and he got them a big score, it was unfortunate we let him go," he said.
Despite being such a one-sided affair, the game wasn't without it's controversy as Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad was fined 50% of his match fee in the aftermath for pushing Sri Lankan counterpart Tillakaratne Dilshan.
It has been a close series so far, the third ODI something of an anomaly, as Pakistan edged the first match by 11 runs and Sri Lanka levelled the series at 1-1 as they scraped home by two wickets in thrilling match in Dubai.
Umar Gul was called into the Pakistan squad ahead of the match in Sharjah and is set to keep his place in the side after figures of 3-19 from his 5.4 overs. His captain Misbah-ul Haq was full of praise for the seamer.
"We were missing his experience in the death (final) overs and his return has certainly boosted our bowling," he said.
Although victory in just one of the remaining two fixtures will secure the series win, Misbah insisted his side need to remain fully focused.
"We have to be at our best in the next two games to take the series," he added.
Sri Lanka must do without left-arm spinner Rangana Herath once more after he ruled himself out of the limited overs leg of the tour but otherwise both sides should be able to select from their full complement of players.
Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Umar Gul.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ashan Priyanjan.