England win toss and bat

2012-02-15 12:46
Alastair Cook (Gallo)

Abu Dhabi - England captain Alastair Cook won a second consecutive toss and decided to bat in the second day-night international against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi Stadium on Wednesday.

Pakistan were forced to make three changes after losing Monday's first match here by a big 130-run margin, leaving out batsmen Asad Shafiq and Shoaib Malik and paceman Wahab Riaz to bring in Azhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema and Abdul Rehman.

England were unchanged from the first one-day international.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Azhar Ali.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Kumara Dharmasena (SRI)

Tv umpire: Simon Taufel (AUS)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

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