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Pakistan bat in third ODI

2011-11-18 12:44

Dubai - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the third day-night international against Sri Lanka at Dubai stadium here on Friday.

Pakistan left out paceman Aizaz Cheema from the line-up which lost the second match by 25 runs here on Monday, bringing in left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir.

Sri Lanka remained unchanged after levelling the five-match series 1-1 on Monday.

Pakistan won the first match, also played here, by eight wickets last week.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanivr, Abdul Razzaq

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Thissara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)

TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

AFP