Durban - Pakistan
won the toss and decided to bat in the third one-day international
against South Africa on Friday as Sarfraz Ahmed said Andile Phehlukwayo
had accepted his apology for a controversial comment he made about his
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Sarfraz said in a tweet that he had apologised in person to the South
African all-rounder for the aside that was picked up on the stump
microphone during the second one-day match in Durban on Tuesday.
"He was gracious enough to accept my apology," tweeted Sarfraz.
South African captain Faf du Plessis said he would have bowled if he
had won the toss.
"At night it skids on a bit more," he said.
South Africa brought back first-choice players Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn, who were rested for the first two matches.
They also gave a first one-day international cap to left-arm fast
bowler Beuran Hendricks, who has played in seven Twenty20
Pakistan made two changes with left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir and
left-arm spinner Imad Wasim playing in place of Hussain Talat and
Quinton de Kock (wkt), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (captain), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain & wkt), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WIN), Adrian Holdstock (RSA)
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)