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Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against South Africa

Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against South Africa

Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik won the toss Saturday and elected to bat in the second limited-overs international against South Africa.
South Africa leads the five-match series 1-0 after defeating Pakistan by 45 runs in the first match Thursday.
Pakistan dropped all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and brought in left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman. Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is expected to open in the innings in Hafeez's absence.
South Africa retained the same eleven.
The South African cricket team decided to continue its tour of Pakistan after authorities promised increased security in the wake of Thursday's suicide bombing on the procession of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Teams:
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (captain), Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Charl Langeveldt, Makhaya Ntini.
Umpires: Billy Bowden, New Zealand, and Asad Rauf, Pakistan.
TV Umpire: Nadeem Ghauri. Match Referee: Alan Hurst, Australia.


Updated : 2021-10-19 17:27 GMT+08:00