Zimbabwe bat against Pakistan

2013-09-10 10:15
Brendan Taylor (AFP)

Harare - Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor won the toss on Tuesday and chose to bat in the second and final Test against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club.

Taylor studied the 'green' wicket with cracks down the middle and believed it would be unwise to bat last as his side seek to level the series.

The hosts made two changes from the team that controlled the first Test for three days last week before losing by 221 runs.

Taylor, unavailable for the first Test because his wife was giving birth, returned in place of Sikandar Raza and Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza.

Pakistan stuck with the first Test side that was indebted to an unbeaten second innings of 200 from man-of-the-match Younis Khan.

The second Test was moved from southern city Bulawayo to help the cash-strapped Zimbabwe cricket union cut costs.


Zimbabwe: Tina Mawoyo, Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (capt), Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Richmond Mutumbami (wkt), Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Brian Vitori, Tendai Chatara

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Khurram Manzoor, Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal (wkt), Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS), Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)

TV umpire: Owen Chirombe (ZIM)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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