Thisara Perera hit a quickfire half-century to help his captain Angelo Mathews rescue Sri Lanka's innings and then took three wickets to bowl his side to a series-levelling 77-run win over Pakistan in the second ODI.
Fawad Alam and Sohaib Maqsood compiled a new national record sixth-wicket partnership of 147 to put Pakistan on course for a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Hambantota.
The final group game of the Asia Cup 2014 proved to be a low-scoring affair won by Sri Lanka, who beat Bangladesh by three wickets to make it four wins out of four ahead of Saturday's final against Pakistan.
Sri Lankan batsmen Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera both missed centuries before their side declared on day two of the third and final Test against Pakistan, who closed on 19 without loss, in Sharjah.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has set his side the target of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy, which gets underway in England and Wales on 6th June.
Sri Lanka are in a group with hosts England, reigning champions Australia and New Zealand, who have been in England since earlier this month and are always competitive.