After winning their first warm-up games, both England and Pakistan will want to carry the momentum forward when the two teams clash in their final warm-up game before the ICC World Cup 2015.
Pakistan were tested to the limit by Bangladesh, who posted a decent total in the first innings despite Mohammad Irfan's brilliant five-for.
It needed an outstanding 93 from Sohaib Maqsood for Pakistan to cross the line, and having been tested with both bat and ball in the previous match, the team in green will hope for another solid workout against England at the SCG on Wednesday.
England did not have an all-round workout in their first warm-up match, though, as West Indies surrendered rather tamely. The bowlers, led by Chris Woakes, bundled WI out for a mere 122, which the England batsmen chased down way too easily, perhaps, for their own liking.
"We've won the game pretty convincingly so it is a good run out in that respect, but I suppose it would have been nice for a few more batters to get a bit of time in the middle," said Woakes, who picked up a five-for.
"From a bowling point of view we put the ball in the right areas and got out of it what we needed. We didn't bowl anything at the death, but there is another game on Wednesday so I'm sure that will throw up some different challenges."
Woakes bowled a brilliant spell with the new ball, picking up the wickets of Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Dwayne Smith to put West Indies in disarray, and the handy fast bowler will look for a similar performance against Pakistan to cement his place in the side as the opening bowler just that little bit more ahead of their World Cup opener against hosts Australia on Saturday.
"I'd like to think hopefully it is me [who takes the new ball in Melbourne]," said Woakes. "I've done it for roughly 10 games or so now. It would be nice to think that I will get the new ball.
"Every time you put on the shirt, whether it is a warm-up game or in the tri-series, you're trying to do your best for England but your cause as well.
"Fingers crossed I get the new ball. I'm not aware of any changes at the minute."
Pakistan have not impressed too much since coming down to Australia and New Zealand – to be fair to them they haven't played too many matches -- but that win over Bangladesh would have given them encouragement. Another victory over England and they will head into the cannot-miss-it match against India on Sunday in confident mood.
Where to Watch Live
The World Cup warm-up match is set to begin at 2 pm local time (9 am IST, 3.30 am GMT, 10.30 pm ET) with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 3. Viewers can also watch the match via live streaming online on Starsports.com.
Watch the action in Australia on Channel Nine and Fox Sports, while viewers can also live stream the action on Cricket Australia Live. Audience in the USA can watch the warm-up game live on ESPN or Watch ESPN.
Audience in the UK can do the same on Sky Sports 2 (now Sky Sports World Cup) or live stream via Sky Go.