Cricket

Pakistan bat 1st in third ODI

2015-04-22 10:35
Azhar Ali (Getty Images)

Dhaka - Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Pakistan, who have already conceded a decisive 2-0 lead, will try to deny the hosts a clean sweep of the series.

Bangladesh won the first match by 79 runs and the second by seven wickets.

Pakistan dropped off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed and injured paceman Rahat Ali to play Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and the uncapped Sami Aslam.

Bangladesh retained the same side from the previous game.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Saad Nasim, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan.

Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI), Sharfuddoula Saikat (BAN)

TV Umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


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